Winner of 2017 office Superbru pool reckons he ‘knows a thing or two’

    2018-02-19 17:16

    Cape Town - Barry Graham, a 39-year-old Sales Manager from Johannesburg, has just remembered what a rugby pundit he is after picking 2 out of 2 in the first round of the Super Rugby competition this Saturday.

    Having beaten 15 colleagues in the 2017 format of the popular rugby score prediction game, Mad Dog, as he goes by in his online Superbru profile, has been anxious to see if it was just luck last year or if he really is quite a rugby expert.

    With Saturday’s picks having assured him of the latter, Mad Dog turned the office kitchen into an impromptu episode of Boots and All this Monday morning, handing out more advice and expert opinion than Nick Mallett after a Bok game with Allister Coetzee at the helm.

    Bystanders in the kitchen confirm they heard a few stitches rip when he got down to demonstrate the proper scrum technique the Sharks were clearly lacking this past weekend in Johannesburg.

    By the end of office drinks on Friday afternoon, Barry is sure to be calling who will occupy the semi-final berths and where they will be played, despite a number of teams from the full roster of 15 having yet to even take to the park.

    Any attention in Barry’s book is good attention, and after a few eye-rolls in the kitchen and people walking backwards while holding their tea trying to slip out of his conversations, Barry is wondering if he may in fact still have what it takes to run out onto the paddock himself.

    Could it be possible he thinks?

    Surely not?

    A little online search of a sporting retailer’s website really leaves Barry wondering all afternoon.

    Is R750 a little extravagant for a pair of boots to keep in is car?

    I mean he does drive past that club rugby practice every Tuesday and Thursday and they could flag him down and ask him to fill an injury slot.

    It’s possible right?

    You decide.

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