Campese declares: 'Everyone hates the Poms'

Last updated 08:47 15/02/2013
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Wallabies great David Campese has seized on the furore created by British & Irish Lions coach Warren Gatland ahead of the tour of Australia, declaring: "Everyone hates the Poms".

New Zealander Gatland is in damage control after voicing concerns that having too many England players in his combined side could create a "media circus" during the tour.

But that circus is already in full swing as the British media swoop on the controversy and Campese, never shy of a comment, was an obvious target for some response. The former Aussie wonder-wing, who has made a habit of baiting England during and after his great career, didn't disappoint.

"The relationship between Australia and the Poms (English) is as it's always been. Mate, you've got to sledge - everyone hates the Poms!," Campese, a 1991 World Cup winner, told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper.

"They win one game (against New Zealand) and all we hear is 'they are the best team in the world, they're going to win the World Cup, they're going to do this, this and this'.

"One game doesn't make you world beaters. You've only won one World Cup. You're playing against a country that's won two.

"That's the way we look at the English."

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