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RFU apologise for ‘rude’ Poms

Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news on 17 Nov 2008 at 12:44
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England’s officials have formally apologised for the “rude” behaviour of fans at Twickenham on Saturday, during Australia’s 28-14 win over England in their year-end Test match.

Rugby 365 reports that Australia’s High Commissioner has received an apology from the Rugby Football Union for the “bad manners” of England fans who abused the Wallaby goal-kickers during their win at Twickenham.

RFU president Brian Williams also revealed that he will carry out an investigation into why his urgent appeal for sections of the 82,000 crowd to shut up was never broadcast over the public address system.

“I am annoyed about it, very annoyed,” Williams told the Daily Mail.

“I shall be taking steps to find out why the appeal wasn’t made. I apologised to the High Commissioner, John Dauth, as we sat watching the game and heard the noise when they lined up their first penalty. I wasted no time letting him know how sorry I was for what I regarded as very bad manners.

“He said: ‘This sort of thing seems to be happening in the game more and more’.

“I am a great supporter of the ethos of the game and this strikes me as another example of how the crowd is changing and that maybe many of those responsible are not real rugby supporters.

“They are letting England down. After the second Australian penalty, the noise gradually got worse. I think it’s awful.

“Real rugby supporters don’t behave like that because they know it’s wrong to show anything less than complete respect to the kickers from both sides.”

The RFU will take steps to prevent further abuse during the two remaining matches of the year-end Tests, against South Africa this week and New Zealand next week.

“We will make an announcement before the game asking for respect to be shown to both teams,” said Williams.


  • Ridiculous. 🙄

  • Comment 1, posted at 17.11.08 14:59:40 by McLovin Reply
  • Great post. Confirms what I have always believed about Poms. Yobs the lot of them.

  • Comment 2, posted at 17.11.08 15:02:58 by klempie Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 1) :

    Actually…I think it is shitty to booh when another teams’ players kick..I really think its bad sportman-ship..

    But I have my little rituals and signs when they kick… 😈

  • Comment 3, posted at 17.11.08 15:06:35 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • @klempie (Comment 2) : yeah, cos this never happens at grounds in South Africa…

  • Comment 4, posted at 17.11.08 15:13:07 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 4) : Only at Floptus. 😉

  • Comment 5, posted at 17.11.08 15:24:52 by klempie Reply
  • @klempie (Comment 5) : Oh and also at KP after the Boks get klapped. But that happens to our own players so I don’t think it counts.

  • Comment 6, posted at 17.11.08 15:26:16 by klempie Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 3) : Fully, one of the (2)things i enjoy about watching the NH games is the silence a kicker gets, whether its respect or to freak him out doesn’t matter, i think its freaking awesome.

  • Comment 7, posted at 17.11.08 15:27:04 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 7) :

    What is the other?? 😀

  • Comment 8, posted at 17.11.08 15:30:08 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • @klempie (Comment 5) : serious, dude… you need to lose the stereotyping thing… the only true stereotype is the typical Blue Bull supporter 🙂

  • Comment 9, posted at 17.11.08 15:31:11 by robdylan Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 9) :


  • Comment 10, posted at 17.11.08 15:32:07 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 9) : It’s the football influence. Rooney and his loudmouth cronies.

  • Comment 11, posted at 17.11.08 15:34:28 by klempie Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 3) : I agrees. But it’s hardly worth an apology to Australia’s High Commissioner. Unless he was taking the kicks of course. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 12, posted at 17.11.08 15:43:55 by McLovin Reply
  • @klempie (Comment 11) : Ja, Rooney is real scum! 🙄

  • Comment 13, posted at 17.11.08 15:48:04 by wpw Reply
  • More than 50% of Britons think the country’s children are beginning to behave like animals and many believe they are increasingly a danger to adults and each other, according to a poll released on Monday.

    A report by charity Barnardo’s, which commissioned the survey, said the findings were shocking and showed a disturbing intolerance of children.

    “It is appalling that words like ‘animal’, ‘feral’ and ‘vermin’ are used daily in reference to children,” said Martin Narey, Barnardo’s chief executive.


  • Comment 14, posted at 17.11.08 15:51:16 by McLovin Reply
  • @McLovin (Comment 14) : It’s true though. My mom’s a teacher and she has had lots of colleagues leave to go teach there cos the money is good. Unfotunately, no discipline allowed either. Kids can do whatever they want. The loutish behaviour of the average Pom is increasing year-on-year.

  • Comment 15, posted at 17.11.08 15:55:55 by klempie Reply
  • “We will make an announcement before the game asking for respect to be shown to both teams,” said Williams.”

    And please make a special request for the Bok supporters NOT to abuse their own team after the game.

  • Comment 16, posted at 17.11.08 16:02:13 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld Salmonoid the Subtle
  • The loutish behaviour of the average Pom is increasing year-on-year.

    You’re speaking as an expert about things you know very little about.

  • Comment 17, posted at 17.11.08 16:06:17 by robdylan Reply

  • Comment 18, posted at 17.11.08 16:08:18 by klempie Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 8) : Uhm uhm uhm 😳

  • Comment 19, posted at 17.11.08 16:08:19 by PJLD Reply
  • @robdylan (Comment 17) : Apart from the fact that I’ve lived there for lengthy periods in consecutive years…and then have my mom’s friends’ stories to back up my experience.

  • Comment 20, posted at 17.11.08 16:09:47 by klempie Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 19) :

    with THAT remark….do you actually watch the game… 😈

  • Comment 21, posted at 17.11.08 16:11:26 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • Oh and also, I don’t need to be an expert. Apparently, Barnardo’s have hired people who are…and they’ve come to the same conclusion as me. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 17.11.08 16:13:31 by klempie Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 8) : Aaah wait, the players must have a moerse plak to play in that cold.

  • Comment 23, posted at 17.11.08 16:15:38 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 23) :

    Ok – i have no idea what that means… 😳

  • Comment 24, posted at 17.11.08 16:23:13 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 24) : Find out :mrgreen:

  • Comment 25, posted at 17.11.08 16:27:04 by PJLD Reply
  • @PJLD (Comment 25) :

    👿 👿

    Ok…so let me get this straight first…them having a moerse plak…is that the 2nd thing you like about NH games?? 😯

  • Comment 26, posted at 17.11.08 16:30:21 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 26) :

    THAT sounds seriously crooked… 😳 😆

  • Comment 27, posted at 17.11.08 16:30:56 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 27) :

    as in…not straight….as in WP supporter…. :mrgreen: 😈

  • Comment 28, posted at 17.11.08 16:31:51 by Ice (Bébé de Glace) Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 26) : Yes

  • Comment 29, posted at 17.11.08 16:59:58 by PJLD Reply
  • @Ice (Bébé de Glace) (Comment 3) : I completely agree. I won’t dare utter a single sound when the opposing team is kicking but that doesn’t stop my silent pleas for an outright miss or perhaps a freakish random gust of wind.

  • Comment 30, posted at 17.11.08 17:23:00 by Milissa (2008 CC Champs!) Reply

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