A Tweeterview with Treu …

After the Blitzbokke were outplayed 24-7 by a dominant Fiji in the Gold Coast semi-final, I blogged and Tweeted about the South Africans seemingly just not being able to live with the Islanders natural pace, physicality and skill. Going so far as to suggest that the series is already looking like a two horse race between Fiji and the All Blacks with the Blitzbokke heading up the chasing pack …

Coach Paul Treu, who I briefly caught up with at the team’s per-season lunch in Stellenbosch, could have taken umbrage, but instead seemed happy to chat about it openly on Twitter …

So post Sunday sweat session at a Virgin Active, with coffee in hand, I sat down at one of their Internet stations to have a quick catch up with the digital world, but instead had a truly enjoyable mini interview with the national sevens coach on Twitter …

@Paultreu – Agree Tank. Fiji was absolutely brilliant. Two best teams contested the final.

@Tanklanning – They just seem so naturally gifted in terms of pace and physicality …

@Paultreu – I know and I agree. It’s a big advantage for them. We have to work so much harder to score. Outsmart only way

@Tanklanning – I know you already train exceptionally hard and very scientifically, so is there a way to match these guys?

@Paultreu – Tank, you are hitting all the right buttons today. Not bad for a Sunday

@Tanklanning – Beer festival on Friday + Oros on Saturday = Sunday sharpness. Well at least till lunch time!

@paultreu – I like your objectivity Tank and very intelligent reasoning. Sharp

@Tanklanning – it’s a long season. Good luck in Dubai, and see you in PE for a proper SA welcome …

@Paultreu – you doing well so keep that momentum. See u in PE and bring your lucky charm

@Paultreu – Last one Tank re size, in business it’s not the big eating the small, but the fast eating the slow.

@Paultreu – Only problem is I think, in Sevens, Fiji is Big and Fast and Elusive and. physical and….

@Tanklanning – Last one Paul … Do you not think it would be better if the teams that come 3rd and 4th were seeded top in pools C and D the next week?

@Paultreu – The two top teams should be rewarded. Their reward is a tough pool but can only meet each other in final

I thought it was bloody good of Treu to come to the party like this, and based on the reply Tweets we got after the chat, it seems fellow followers of the Blitzbok coach also enjoyed the banter …

Perhaps there is scope for a Sunday sport Tweeterview? Radio and TV stations are seemingly shunning sport on the Sunday morning slot – a mistake in my view – so perhaps Twitter is the answer …

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