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Title: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: georgiapeach on April 19, 2012, 11:41:08 AM
Shane and Andrew

Cops - Vic

These policemen from Melbourne may have very serious jobs as crime scene officers, but they love nothing more than having a laugh.
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: georgiapeach on April 19, 2012, 11:41:19 AM
RFF contestant reveal here, thanks to ovalorange!  :winner
 
http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26379.msg727494.html#msg727494 (http://forum.realityfanforum.com/index.php/topic,26379.msg727494.html#msg727494)
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: ovalorange on April 20, 2012, 02:56:59 AM
(http://i1113.photobucket.com/albums/k515/ovalorange/shaneandandrew.jpg)

SHANE & ANDREW, police officers from Melbourne

WORKED together at the same police station for 6 years.

They spend so much time together their wives have described it as a ‘bromance’.

“Shane will call up and my wife says `your boyfriend’s on the phone!’” Andrew said.

“We entered the race because we think we’ve got the perfect blend. We’ve got the skills and fitness. But mainly we want to have fun, because if you’re having fun the big one will take care of itself – the big two fiddy!” Shane said.

http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/entertainment/whos-who-in-latest-series-of-the-amazing-race/story-e6frewyr-1226334645563
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: supah on April 20, 2012, 03:13:59 AM
Shane & Andrew (VIC) Official TARAUS Website Bio

These police officers from Melbourne may have very serious jobs as crime scene officers, but they love nothing more than having a laugh.

“We entered the race because we think we’ve got the perfect blend,” says Shane. “We’ve got the skills and the fitness. But mainly we want to have fun, because if you’re having fun the big one will take care of itself – the big two fiddy!”

“I think as crime scene officers we do have more attention to detail,” says Andrew. “I’ll have the best chance of winning with Shane, no doubt about it.”

Shane and Andrew have worked together at the same police station for the last six years.

“We basically clicked from day one. We’ve been with each other in good times and bad and we’re still best mates,” says Shane. “We’re pretty lucky.”

These cops have been through plenty of hard times together, tearing up at the mention of their toughest time at work – the 2009 Victorian bushfires.

“There’s no doubt that working together in an extreme situation like that brings you closer together,” says Andrew.

“Having each other to lean on and offload to definitely made an awful situation slightly less difficult.”

The boys also train together, hang out together and enjoy making funny home movies. In fact they spend so much time together their wives have described it as a “bromance”.

“Shane will call up and my wife will say ‘Your boyfriend’s on the phone!’” laughs Andrew.

Shane cites his greatest achievement as being crowned Australian SingStar Champion in 2008. “We had to submit a video of ourselves singing our favourite song,” explains Shane, who flew up to Sydney for the finals. “I got up and sang ‘You ***y Thing’. We won $10,000 so split it $5,000 each.”

And what would they spend the money on if they won The Amazing Race Australia?

“I’d probably treat the wife and kids to a holiday,” says Shane. “And pay for the kids education to give them the best possible start in life.”
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Best Loser on April 20, 2012, 10:17:57 AM
...Why the Statue of Liberty?? :lol: I'm ok with them. I just hope they don't get an ego or think they control the race, like the other two male cop teams.
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on April 21, 2012, 04:35:24 AM
Holding the Statue of Liberty is a bit random, but I'm getting decent vibes from these two! I tend to like most Cops/Law Enforcement teams on TAR (with one huge exception of Art & JJ :res: ) so we'll see what happens! :)
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 21, 2012, 11:56:27 AM
looks like the next Matt and Tom to me  :lol: :hearts:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: ZouLy on April 21, 2012, 05:41:17 PM
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http://www.heraldsun.com.au/entertainment/tv-radio/victorian-teams-get-set-for-amazing-race/story-e6frf9ho-1226335167259


Detectives Shane Haw and Andrew Thoday are crime scene officers, working in fingerprints, DNA and crime scene photography.

They have worked in Melbourne's southern suburbs together for six years, and Victoria Police approved the men going on the show, "as long as you don't bring the police force into disrepute", Haw said.

Both detectives have young families and they said doing The Amazing Race was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

"We wanted to get out of the rat race for a while. It's something that we would never do," Haw said.

"We are just average blokes who happen to be cops and we love having fun, so we thought what better a thing to do than The Amazing Race."

The detectives are tipped to go well in the show. And they would do it all again.

"It's a money-can't-buy experience," Thoday said.

"We were just rapt to be given the opportunity.

"We had an absolute ball."

A launch date for The Amazing Race has not been announced, but it will air some time next month.
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: kevin2012 on April 22, 2012, 02:40:09 AM
I'm not sure what it is, but I am getting some seriously good vibes from these two. It's TAR instinct!  :lol:

Definite pre-season faves  :hearts:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: LoveRocked on April 22, 2012, 03:04:01 AM
I like them
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Air on May 20, 2012, 03:01:55 AM
Will get in F3 probably. Support! :tup:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: bottle on May 20, 2012, 05:10:54 AM
i don't like 'em. hope they will be eliminated soon  :))
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: tarflyonthewall on May 21, 2012, 04:07:53 AM
I don't like them either. It's clear the producers want us to like them because of the whole cop thing (otherwise they wouldn't be pushing it so hard in their preview ad), but... seriously, if they want us to like cops, these aren't the guys to try with.
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: kevin2012 on May 26, 2012, 08:27:21 AM
Looks like a Matt and Tom 2.0 to me, I really liked that team :)
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Topita on June 01, 2012, 03:20:09 AM
Looks like a Matt and Tom 2.0 to me, I really liked that team :)
Matt and Tom came across a bit stronger personality-wise I think.
I don't dislike them so far, but they seem a bit bland. Not sure.

Also I have trouble telling who is who, is it me or do they look alike?  :-[
But they do seem salt-of-the-earth not-too-much-drama-just-get-the-job-done type guys so.. Let's see what happens.  :)
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on June 01, 2012, 05:57:47 AM
They definitely had some funny moments in the premiere. Their strategy with the rafting was actually really smart, even though it was downright hilarious! :lol: I will have to keep that in find if I'm ever on TARAus and get a similar task! :lol:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Topita on June 06, 2012, 10:33:12 PM
 :zzz .. and then some.  :res:
Hope they show a bit more personality soon or otherwise just leave - I would much rather see other teams stay tbh, from what I have seen from them so far anyway.

Though they were ok for comic relief even if they themselves never intended to be.  :lol:
1. 'We have a good rapport with people everywhere, we love cricket..' blabla..
They immediately start babbling about cricket to the Indian cabdriver who is looking at them as if they've gone nuts.  :lol:

2. The fact that the alpha whatevers lost these 'cops' within a few seconds after they had just been in the same spot.  :lol:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: hakushu8 on June 08, 2012, 09:33:05 AM
<--- Best scene last episode, tyvm.

I'm really liking how they're alphas who bottomgoddess. I hope they go far whilst bottomgoddessing! <3
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: SoYoung on June 08, 2012, 09:43:30 AM
<--- Best scene last episode, tyvm.

I'm really liking how they're alphas who bottomgoddess. I hope they go far whilst bottomgoddessing! <3

Well Mostly all the alphas are always in the back of he pack. Sticky and Sam seems to be better than them.
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: georgiapeach on June 09, 2012, 12:54:21 PM
They sure have had some awful taxi luck!
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: aj_0852 on June 09, 2012, 06:54:41 PM
Poor them. From the start of the race, they had no decent taxi/tuktuk drivers.  :umn:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: ryanmissing27 on June 18, 2012, 09:29:21 AM
to me they seem almost entirely independent of the other teams at times, as if there is the race and then theres shane and andrew, this could be because as people have said, theyre a bit bland
they definitely look alike
i think they represent the stereotypical australian of yesteryear, the tall lanky laid back cobber or whatever you call it and this contrasts starkly with some of the other teams who represent a view of modern australia. this makes me perceive them as a little outdated i guess and i think thats why im not such a huge fan but theyre not actively dislikeable, i mean, can you really hate a team for being boring?
and for some reason with no basis at all i would in no way be surprised if they were actually in real life AfL footballers instead of policemen
are they the most in shape cops the amazing race has seen?
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: supah on July 28, 2012, 03:24:50 AM
Good read:

http://www.thatslife.com.au/Article/Real-Life/Real-Life-TV/The-Amazing-Race-Andrew-and-Shane

Shane is 53 and Andrew is 44 :tup:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Jobby on July 28, 2012, 03:40:03 AM
To tell the truth, I think them doing the Fast Forward will be more pleasing to the eyes. :lol:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: boston_jen on July 28, 2012, 09:44:36 AM
To tell the truth, I think them doing the Fast Forward will be more pleasing to the eyes. :lol:

Yes.  :tup:

Good read:

http://www.thatslife.com.au/Article/Real-Life/Real-Life-TV/The-Amazing-Race-Andrew-and-Shane

Shane is 53 and Andrew is 44 :tup:

Thanks for the link.  I loved the article.  I really like these guys, and appreciate their brand of humor.
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: starrynight on July 29, 2012, 02:30:32 AM
They can come out with some funny remarks at times and they have a sense of fun and enjoyment to them which means it's hard to say they are boring.  They offer a bit more variety to the teams and with the overall pretty good boot order this has helped make this a very good cast.
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Best Loser on August 11, 2012, 11:17:17 PM
Only a few days left until they hopefully win!!!!
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: supah on August 12, 2012, 07:27:52 AM
You know how I met Jo because she checked us in at Jetstar? Imagine getting arrested by Shane and Andrew. That would be awesome :lol:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Glamazon Racer on August 12, 2012, 11:23:38 PM
You how I met Jo because she checked us in at Jetstar? Imagine getting arrested by Shane and Andrew. That would be awesome :lol:

 :lol: :lol3: That would be brilliant! :lol3:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Saravannan on August 12, 2012, 11:32:33 PM
You know how I met Jo because she checked us in at Jetstar? Imagine getting arrested by Shane and Andrew. That would be awesome :lol:

I feel like that wouldn't be the best time to ask for a picture.   :lol3:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: redskevin88 on August 13, 2012, 12:54:59 AM
You know how I met Jo because she checked us in at Jetstar? Imagine getting arrested by Shane and Andrew. That would be awesome :lol:

I feel like that wouldn't be the best time to ask for a picture.   :lol3:

I want to see a picture of Shane & Andrew cuffing supah3ro and his face planted onto the back of a squad car or not.  :lol3:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Air on August 13, 2012, 04:24:54 AM
You know how I met Jo because she checked us in at Jetstar? Imagine getting arrested by Shane and Andrew. That would be awesome :lol:
:lol3: :lol3: :hrt: :hrt: :lol3: :lol3:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: kevin2012 on August 16, 2012, 01:26:44 AM
So glad they won!  :hearts: :hearts:  :yess:

When was the last time we had such likable winners?
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: supah on August 17, 2012, 02:21:51 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hL2TDuklLBE&list=UUx6u24s170U1DNheJF1kMjA&index=6&feature=plcp

^Interview after the the finale aired! Worth watching! :hoot: :hoot:
Title: Re: TARaus 2 Shane and Andrew *Cops*
Post by: Air on August 31, 2012, 06:05:54 AM
Shane made an appearance on Ten News today. There was some sort of investigation to do with thugs and shop owners. and Shane and another police officer was there. You could see him multiple times in the clip.