No sex please, we are Kiwis

2011-08-17 07:30

Wellington - New Zealand rugby fans have overwhelmingly rejected a campaign urging them to give up sex as a way of supporting the All Blacks during this year's Rugby World Cup.

Telecom Corp., a team sponsor, planned to launch an advertising campaign calling on fans to "Abstain for the All Blacks" next week to generate publicity ahead of the September-October tournament, the New Zealand Herald reported.

It said fans would be given black rubber rings to wear to show they were supporting the abstinence campaign, which will be fronted by former All Blacks captain Sean Fitzpatrick.

While the campaign was approved by the New Zealand Rugby Union (NZRU), the idea of putting sex in the sin bin has found little support from the country's sporting public.

"Dumb, dumb, dumb, that's just dumb," one All Black supporter, who identified himself as Grant, said in Wellington.

A New Zealand Herald online poll asking fans if they would forego sex during the seven-week tournament attracted almost 10 000 votes, with 92 percent responding: "No, are you kidding?"

One supporter, who did not want to be named, said he did not relish the prospect of being ridiculed by boozed-up England fans if he turned up to a match sporting a celibacy ring.

NZRU spokeswoman Juli Clausen confirmed the campaign would go ahead, but stressed it was being organised by Telecom, not the sporting body.

"It's their campaign, their creative (idea), obviously we've been across it, but it's very much their campaign and owned by them," she said.

Clausen was unable to immediately confirm reports that All Blacks coach Graham Henry was asked to front the no-sex campaign but declined.

Telecom marketing director Kieren Cooney said it was a fun way to galvanise support for the All Blacks, who will be desperate to succeed on home soil at this year's tournament after decades of World Cup underperformance.

"We've tried to take a way that is fun and is absolutely tongue-in-cheek and is absolutely based on what, we think, is Kiwi humour," he told the newspaper.

The New Zealand YWCA said Telecom was sending the wrong message by promoting abstinence and should instead push a safe sex message.

"We need to be realistic that there will be a lot of sex during the Rugby World Cup... instead of black rubber finger rings that promote abstinence, produce some black male and female condoms for fans," YWCA spokeswoman Sarah Davies said. "They will get much more use."


  • daaivark - 2011-08-17 07:43

    Not surprising. What a ridiculous notion.

      sinvol - 2011-08-17 07:57

      At least their country won't multiply like ours. This way (not over populated), they won't have all these strikes etc like our garbage dumb that we live in! Maybe I'm a bit pessimistic, but a bit less sex will make the world a better place. (Even a bit less rugby!)

      Mike@CapeT - 2011-08-17 08:49

      Black rubber rings!.........sure that was supposed to read 'black rubber condoms'.

      Pikkie - 2011-08-17 08:53

      Sinvol. Have you been to NZ. They can't even speak proper English. I am ashamed to say my children is staying there. They are funny people. You can't get divorced before 2 years has past since separation. In the meantime you move in with your fiance and have children. In RSA that's a criminal act. Get real man.

      michaelx - 2011-08-17 09:38


      watalife - 2011-08-17 09:40

      Hey Pikkie, Most SA citizens cant speak English,Afrikaans,Sotho,Venda,Pedi,Zulu,Xhosa and the list goes on and on. What is your point actually? Its a good thing that you cant get divorced within 2 years, In SA some people get divorced to quickly and for no real reason. If you so ashmed that your kids live in NZ why mention it, I just wonder why the left SA in the first place.

      Felix - 2011-08-17 09:44

      I think you just have a grudge because your children ARE staying there. Carefull when you throw stones :).

      PunkBuster - 2011-08-17 10:41

      Well at least we know the SAPS wont support this campaign for the all black... Im mean seriously...

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-17 11:24

      WTF?? This is the most stupid thing I have ever heard (outside SA politics). Some sheep loving woman must have thought this up. NO MAN could have seriously suggested this!

      Tools1 - 2011-08-17 13:00

      What do you call a NZder with a sheep under each arm?....... A playboy!

  • Loodpil - 2011-08-17 07:54

    I agree with the campaign. Give the sheep a rest for a change.

      GILLBERT - 2011-08-17 08:57


      Jay - 2011-08-17 10:35

      hahahahahahaha priceless!!!!

      PunkBuster - 2011-08-17 10:48

      Nice Loodpil, very funny... What do you call a sheep tied to a tree in NZ??? ??? ??? ??? A playstation :)

      Mafaka - 2011-08-17 11:20

      hahaha brilliant!!

  • Michael - 2011-08-17 07:58

    "Bonk for the Bokke"

  • RobinHood - 2011-08-17 08:09

    Nothing to poke in NZ anyway - the only lookers are the SAFFAS

      Sharkie-fan - 2011-08-17 08:23

      With all the foreigners that come to support the WC, there will be lookers somewhere I'm sure. After rugby parties are always great and people get boozed so sex will definitely be happening

      mickh - 2011-08-17 09:26

      Right! What do you call a pretty girl in New Zealand? - a tourist!

      enrolics - 2011-08-17 11:48

      SAFFA girls hot? ROFL now way. Sorry mate, majority of SAFFA gals looks like 'vetstert afrikaner beeste' ... LOL!

  • toobos - 2011-08-17 08:23

    Wait for it......WaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA !!!!

  • Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 08:23

    Well the Bok supporters are sure getting screwed.

  • burtfred - 2011-08-17 08:30

    Bunch of wankers

  • Dirky - 2011-08-17 08:30

    No worries Kiwi Men. When we 'come' and watch the Boks in NZ, we'll help out all your poor woman who will be begging for some Boerewors.

      Pikkie - 2011-08-17 09:00

      Behave yourself, dude.

      Balsakhater - 2011-08-17 14:42

      Yep - LLBP

      cupid - 2011-08-17 15:37

      there will be plenty of sheep for you Dirky, dont worry bout that

  • Chief Kok - 2011-08-17 08:37

    I will do anything to support my beloved team.

      Jamal - 2011-08-17 10:08

      emigrate I hope

      Loodpil - 2011-08-17 10:34

      When Kok emigrates the sheep in SA will be a lot less nervous.

      bullincapeto - 2011-08-17 11:13

      Kok you are overweight, balding and living with your elderly parents, you dont get sex anyway!!! Its like Julius Malema saying he is going to give up going to MENSA meetings for a month.

      GraemeBB - 2011-08-17 11:33

      @Chief Kok - I guess in your case, you will be keeping your Farmers Weekly under the mattress. No gluing the pages together for a whole month. M-a-a-a-a-a-a

      Jamal - 2011-08-17 11:48

      @Loodpil, ha ha - good one

  • Bertie - 2011-08-17 08:43

    GOt to love those Kiwis

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  • Jason - 2011-08-17 09:10

    just hope we dont get screwed this weekend

  • Dan - 2011-08-17 09:15

    Oh my word!!! These people are unique. What on earth has sex to do with supporting the All Blacks? Do they have brains in NZ or are they just stupid. I suppose sheep are excluded!

  • Coconut - 2011-08-17 09:15

    Maybe they are going back to shagging sheep. What a really dumb idea. Maybe Sean Fitzie has become impotent that is why he supports the campaign or maybe he is a sheet farmer.

  • qmglover - 2011-08-17 09:24


  • Ninetieth OwlOur Vow - 2011-08-17 10:00

    ""Dumb, dumb, dumb, that's just dumb," one All Black supporter, who identified himself as Grant, said in Wellington." Thanks for the insight, Grant.

  • arjenf - 2011-08-17 10:12

    Why write about something that has no point

  • kiwichick - 2011-08-17 10:43

    To Pikkie, maybe it's time you take some grammar lessons! You're talking about our kiwis' language, but how about "my children IS living in New Zealand " ; get real mate! Good luck on Saturday!

      Gideon Hanekom - 2011-08-17 12:02

      I like that kiwichick ... was also wondering about the bit saying .. "after 2 years has past"..??? There is absolutely nothing wrong with NZ - it's a stunning place with beautiful hospitable and friendly people ... and yes the sheep aren't half bad either ... dear as, but still good!

  • FJ2 - 2011-08-17 11:02

    Acording to my brother-in-law, who lives there, when most New Zeeland women enter a room, the mice jump on the chairs. So maybe there's something to this campaign, after all.

      Bulldozer - 2011-08-17 11:49

      Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!

  • midkemia - 2011-08-17 11:58

    Well, what are the sheep going to be doing that week?

  • AJ - 2011-08-17 13:03

    Fun? What's fun about not having sex for 7 weeks?

  • Benzo - 2011-08-17 13:18

    visit: for some KIWI sensual entertainment for SAFFERS. Maybe the club send some delegates to liven up the party :-))

      midkemia - 2011-08-17 13:41

      I belong to that club, would go for the fornication and of course the rugby!

  • TerraFic - 2011-08-17 15:10

    HAHA!! This idea was definately orchestrated by NZ women!! They know that with the huge influx for the world cup there will be plenty of "fresh foreign meat" and their husbands / boyfriends will gladly run after every female and forget about them... good plan actually...

  • gsaker1 - 2011-08-17 15:31

    Lets be clear shall we this idea is totally Telecom's and has NOTHING whatsoever to do with the current All Blacks or their fans and no one in NZ thinks its funny and nothing but totally childish out of touch with the kiwi public and stupid so don't balms Kiwi's fans or the All Blacks for this silly rubbish.

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