World Rejoice: England’s Randy Bores Are Out Of The Rugby World Cup
ENGLAND are out of the rugby World Cup. Good. They behaved like an oafish, belligerent, spoilt, cheating, cosseted, embarrassing bunch of cocky, misogynistic, arrogant pillocks from first to last. Good they’ve been defeated by the fighting French. The team gave lie to the legend that rugby players are not like footballers, being made of nobler and more stoic stuff. Still, at least the Somoan boy in the team tried hard.
What we need is some lighthearted relief. Here’s Stephen Jones in the Times:
“And so France went in leading 16-0, and this after Dimitri Yachvili, who played immaculately, missed three shots at goal.”
Immaculate? Well, compared to the ugly mess called England, he might well have looked immaculate…
France’s Maxime Medard, right, fends off England’s Jonny Wilkinson to score a try during their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Auckland, New Zealand, Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
England’s Manu Tuilagi (right) holds off a tackle from France’s Jean-Baptiste Poux
French rugby team coach, Marc Lievremont, during a press conference at the team hotel in Auckland, New Zealand, Sunday, Oct. 9, 2011. France defeated England 19-12 during their Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Auckland on Saturday, Oct. 8. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)
England coach Martin Johnson during the press conference at The Crowne Plaza Hotel, Auckland, New Zealand.