Can march backwards and cheat as well

Argie fans tried to unsettle Aaron Cruden by shining a laser light in his eyes.

Not only can they march backwards but they seem to believe that attempting to help their team with such tactics is a winning strategy.

All Blacks first five-eighth Aaron Cruden was once again the victim of an intentional laser light during yesterday’s win over the Pumas in La Plata.

He was caught in almost identical circumstances last year at the same venue.

Cruden was allowed two cracks at attempting to convert Julian Savea’s opening try after officials agreed he was affected by someone in the crowd shining the beam on him and the ball. 

After returning from a five-week absence to regain the No 10 jersey, Cruden collected 13 points in a steady five-from-seven kicking display but he was disappointed to encounter the unusual laser light again.

“I didn’t notice it in the eye this time but I definitely saw it on the ball,” he said. “I expected that could potentially happen, based on what occurred last year. It’s a shame a couple of fans can ruin it for the rest of them.”

The incident wasn’t confined to when Cruden was kicking goals, either. He also noticed it in general play.


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As much at home writing editorials as being the subject of them, Cam has won awards, including the Canon Media Award for his work on the Len Brown/Bevan Chuang story.  And when he’s not creating the news, he tends to be in it, with protagonists using the courts, media and social media to deliver financial as well as death threats.

They say that news is something that someone, somewhere, wants kept quiet.   Cam Slater doesn’t do quiet, and as a result he is a polarising, controversial but highly effective journalist that takes no prisoners.

He is fearless in his pursuit of a story.

Love him or loathe him.  But you can’t ignore him.

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