A pommy bastard reckons the All Blacks are into the dark arts…”Dirty Rugby” even.
Quick someone tell Nicky so he can hack the All Blacks and spike the next World Cup 6 weeks out from the first game.
The All Blacks are “a cynical bunch of b…….” who are not averse to using the dark arts, according to former England international Paul Ackford.
The All Blacks on Sunday (NZ time) became world champions for the third time after they beat Australia 34-17 in the Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham.
Ackford shared his glowing admiration of New Zealand rugby but he also wrote in his column in The Times that one aspect of the All Blacks’ success had been “grievously under-reported” – their “cynical” streak.
He pointed the finger firmly at Aaron Smith and the “saintly” Dan Carter as the All Blacks’ chief perpetrators and also criticised the performance of Welsh referee Nigel Owens, saying his well known rapport with the players was “lapsing into banter”.