Weepu’s parents defend their son

Yahoo! New Zealand Sport April 12, 2012, 2:10 pm

The parents of under-fire Blues player Piri Weepu have leapt to his defence over claims he is overweight and unfit to be pulling on a Blues jersey.

The issue of Weepu's weight came under the microscope yet again after Blues skipper Keven Mealamu admitted that Weepu had been 'disappointing' since joining the Auckland based club for the new Super Rugby season.

Mealamu's open opinion on Radio Sport yesterday was all that was needed for sports fans to put the boot into the already under-fire All Black, sparking a response from his parents.

Speaking to the media yesterday Weepu's parents Ihaia and Kura Weepu said their son had an 'eight year journey' to win the Rugby World Cup, and reminded his critics that he finished the tournament under an injury cloud.

They also added that it is unfair to blame the Blues less than impressive season start on their son.

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  1. Ashlyn08:26pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Piri is a hero! he was a vital part of our world cup winning team. GIVE THE GUY A BREAK!!!!!!!!!!!!!. As for all of the haters/racists........you should feel ashamed of yourselves. There is no room for that ignorant type of behaviour in NZ. Well done Piri's parents for sticking up for their son.

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  2. Mike Ward08:03pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    who ate all the pies.

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  3. Mike Ward08:03pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    who ate all the pies.

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  4. Pete08:01pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    to all the moaners and groaners - try and be a bit more supportive of a person who's already made a significant contribution to NZ rugby!!

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  5. Andreah07:58pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    it's only a game what happened to enjoying the rugby, we can't all be winners there is always gonna be losers out there, it's the Blues turn this year (at the mo anyway) next year it will be some other team.

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  6. Dave07:52pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    we can all see now why hammett didn't want him, Lam should have dealt with him at beginning of season, Totally unprofessional , hpefully we will get an all black team picked on form and won't have to put up with excuses

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  7. fairgo07:45pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    give him a break he will soon run those kilos off, one of my favourite players

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  8. Barrie - Heather07:22pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Auckland arent playing well cos they suck. Piri come back to Wellington. The Blues just arent playing well. They suck big time. Dont blame it on one player. U all are bad players so suck it up, and get over it and so something about it on the field not on the net. Go Piri ur still number one with us.

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  9. JRC07:16pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Piri is only 1 player there are another 15 to 20 others as well as the coach who also need to look at themselves & their performances.

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  10. Alan06:58pm Thursday 12th April 2012 ESTReport Abuse

    Mummy & Daddy hahahaha.

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