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Encyclopedia > 2006 rugby union handbag controversy

The 2006 rugby union handbag controversy began on the night of the 2006 Super 14 Final, 27 May 2006, but at time of writing, is still a current event. It revolves around an incident involving a handbag of a partron at Christchurch, New Zealand's The Jolly Poacher tavern. The media of New Zealand reported that former All Black captain, Tana Umaga, struck fellow Hurricane, Chris Masoe with a women's handbag, causing her cell phone to become broken in the process. Masoe was fined $3000 by the NZRU as punishment. 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... General phase play in rugby union. ... This article is about the terms most basic meaning; a purse is also a race track term. ... The Final of the 2006 Super 14 season, a provincial rugby union competition in the Southern Hemisphere, took place on May 27, 2006 at Jade Stadium in Christchurch, New Zealand. ... May 27 is the 147th day (148th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 218 days remaining. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Christchurch is the largest city in the South Island of New Zealand and the third largest urban area in the country. ... The All Blacks are the national rugby union representative team of New Zealand. ... Ionatana Falefasa Tana Umaga, ONZM, (IPA: , born May 27, 1973) is a New Zealand rugby union footballer and former captain of the national team, the All Blacks. ... The Hurricanes (formerly known as the Wellington Hurricanes) are a New Zealand rugby union team based in Wellington and representing the East Coast, Poverty Bay, Hawkes Bay, Taranaki, Wanganui, Manawatu, Wairarapa-Bush, Horowhenua-Kapiti and Wellington unions. ... Date of Birth: 15 May 1979 Place of Birth: Savaii, Samoa Height: 1. ...

The incident was reingnighted later by the Australian television channel, the Seven Network, following images of the All Blacks preforming the haka with handbags. This was meet poorly on the otherside of the Tasman Sea, with All Black assistant coach, Wayne Smith saying "It's insensitive, I think, to Maori and disrespectful of the All Blacks".[1] The incident was covered on Keith Olbermann's nightly "Worst Person in the World" award, coming in third, with a rank of worse. "The Bronze to the Australian television channel, network Seven, promoting its coverage of Saturday's rugby match between its hometown nation Aussies and New Zealand by altering the video of the New Zealand players so it looks like they are all carrying women's handbags. That's sportsmanship." The Seven Network (ASX: SEV) is an Australian television network. ... This article deals with the two Haka of the All Blacks. ... Satellite photo of the Tasman Sea The Tasman Sea is the large body of water between Australia and New Zealand and is a south-western segment of the South Pacific Ocean. ... A screenshot for an Olbermann plug. ...

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