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Rugby World Cup: Justice Done As ‘Cheating’ Wales Lose To Australia

by | 21st, October 2011

WALES finished fourth in the third-placed play off at the Rugby World Cup. They were beaten by Australia in the contest for bronze medals. These games are ridiculous. Both sides should get bronze for tying in third place. But if yet another game can be squeezed out of the already too long World Cup then the organisers will squeeze.

The game was broadcast on ITV. One highlight was when “shimmering” Shane Williams followed a blatant forward pass with a try. ITV commentator Nick Mullins told us to “disregard the forward pass on this occasion“.

Yes, this is the very same ITV that when Wales captain Sam Warburton was sent off for a spear tackle told us that the referee had got it terribly wrong. The assembled studio experts all agreed – wrongly – that Wales had been robbed. On such decisions games are won and lost. Yet, when Wales profit from a glaring error, the ITV experts are less bothered by the rules.

Still, justice was done: Wales lost…


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Australian rugby team supporters smile before their bronze medal Rugby World Cup game against Wales at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand, Friday, Oct. 21, 2011. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)

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