Campese declares: 'Everyone hates the Poms'

Last updated 08:47 15/02/2013
David Campese
Reuters
CONTROVERSY: David Campese is in hot water over a tweet he posted about Georgina Robinson.

Relevant offers

International

Lions tour: Bryn Gatland remains in NZ Provincial Barbarians' extended squad Lions tour: Ireland duo Johnny Sexton and Sean O'Brien get good news on injuries Lions tour: Gareth Anscombe warns Lions that Kiwi players will be 'scenting blood' George Kruis: Lions can cope with 'absolutely astronomical' loss of Billy Vunipola Lions tour: Andy Farrell says Lions camp is 'exceptional' but admits All Blacks fears Former Scotland coach Vern Cotter: Lions have strength and power to beat All Blacks Former ABs coach John Mitchell joins Bulls as executive of rugby All Blacks could face England stars and Dan Carter in Barbarians match at Twickenham No Kurtley Beale for the Wallabies' June tests Eddie Jones believes Blackadder's Bath tactics restricted George Ford's development

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."

Ad Feedback

- Stuff

Comments

Special offers
Opinion poll

Who was the better Springboks lock?

Bakkies Botha

Victor Matfield

Vote Result

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content