Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Sport Better Than Scandal; RWC Provides Great Real Action

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Sport Better Than Scandal; RWC Provides Great Real Action

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RUCK &

MAUL

with Mike West

EVERYONE loves controversy in sport. For some bizarre reason we thrive on the accusations, innuendo, rumours and superficial drama that surrounds our favourite game.

This year's Rugby World Cup has been remarkably short of controversy. This week's biggest headline surrounded a media beat up over David Pocock being labelled a cheat.

Oh my gosh. An open side breakaway being accused of testing the laws of rugby to the limit at the breakdown. Every number seven in a rugby team wouldn't be doing his job if he didn't test the resolve of his opposition and the patience of the referee at every ruck and maul.

The only other titbit of news that the media fed on recently was the resignation of the eccentric South African coach Peter De Villiers. Every journo will be sad to see Pete go, because he always provided a good back page headline every time he opened his mouth.

Prior to that, the only other scandal that surfaced was when Princess Anne's son-in-law, Mike Tindall, the bent-nosed, bald-headed English centre, got up very close and personal with a blonde in a Queenstown bar. …

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