Frustrated rugby player accidentally gives best post match interview of all time
We all know the feeling. You’ve just been spanked by 50 points – then a microphone is shoved in your face for the post match interview.
Okay, maybe not the latter – but we certainly can relate to the frustration this guy is feeling.
This gem of a post match interview comes in the aftermath of a shute shield match between Gordon and Warringah in which the home side handed out a good old fashioned pasting to the travelling side.
We watch captain and second row Sam Ward talk to the press after the game. He wasn’t a happy chappy.
We see as the interviewer goes in with a classic line. Nothing really too provocative, not a question that will stoke the fires but certainly enough to maybe draw out a little spice in the downtrodden skipper.
‘Tough afternoon at the office, talk me through that – what didn’t work well?
Now his reply… we did not expect.
watch the post match interview below
Sometimes the last thing you want after a 50-nil spanking is to give an interview… pic.twitter.com/jSTd9CvaUT
— Edward Barker (@EdwardB24376757) August 8, 2020
In other news
Community rugby to restart in England, but contact still a no go
Community rugby has been given the green light by the UK government to restart but contact won’t be on the menu for English amateur players.
The RFU confirmed that their action plan to commence a safe and phased return to grassroots rugby activity has been approved by the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (‘DCMS’), going from Stage B to Stage C.
“The rugby community is now able to recommence some larger group rugby activity, initially non-contact, subject to adherence with RFU guidance,” said the RFU in a statement. “Any return is a decision for individual clubs to make and they must continue to follow government Coronavirus (Covid-19) guidelines, along with any local government lockdown restrictions that may be introduced.
Introducing Ready4Rugby 🏉
Following the latest government guidelines we can now move into the next phase of returning to rugby.
— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) August 8, 2020
“The return will initially be through non-contact rugby focused on Ready4Rugby, a non-contact game, enabling two teams of up to 10 players to engage in training and match activity in their own club environment. Subject to satisfactory operation through August we hope to then be able to move to inter-club Ready4Rugby in September. Other Touch Rugby activity (including O2 Touch centres) will also be able to recommence.”
In developing the action plan, the RFU was required to undertake a detailed assessment of exposure risk through face to face contact across both contact and non-contact forms of the sport.
“Unsurprisingly, the assessment highlighted a significantly increased risk in playing full-contact rugby and hence any form of contact rugby is still NOT permitted. We will continue to explore and analyse adaptations to the key high risk face to face contact areas and seek to identify safe and appropriate ways to bring these back, initially into training, and subsequently potentially into match play. This will be subject to further government approval and a further statement on this will be made should we reach this point.”
Steve Grainger, RFU Rugby Development Director, comments “It’s great that we’ve been able to secure the green light to recommence some rugby activity. Ready4Rugby provides a great opportunity for the rugby community to recommence training with larger group sizes and begin to reintroduce matches. We thank government for their support over the last few months to help get us to this position.
“We know that players are eager to get back to playing team rugby and whilst we recognise that there will be some disappointment that the 15-a-side contact game cannot yet return, player welfare and safety is paramount and we must continue to manage risk appropriately. The reaction of our community clubs over the last few months has been amazing, with many doing incredible work in their local communities. We are now delighted that they will be able to put some effort back into getting rugby activity underway.