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England v Baa Baas match called off because several Baa Baas went out to a restaurant.

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JaJaDingDong Fri 23-Oct-20 15:27:54

England v Barbarians called off after players breach Covid rules https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/rugby-union/54656359

Idiots. What made them think that would be ok? And that a group of enormous men like them wouldn't get noticed.
They've even had a social room laid on just for them in their hotel.
Arrogant tossers. All of them.

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ChelseaCat Fri 23-Oct-20 15:29:15

Was so gutted to see this. They’ve been bloody idiots 😡

JaJaDingDong Fri 23-Oct-20 17:52:24

Indeed.

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PastMyBestBeforeDate Fri 23-Oct-20 17:54:29

Really odd behaviour. I can only see a couple of them named in the BBC report. Wonder who the others are?

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Fri 23-Oct-20 18:00:41

Oh what fools.

RunBackwards Fri 23-Oct-20 18:03:41

Awww and there was me thinking it was only footballers who ever let the side down and rugby was played by socially responsible gents with perfect manners wink

satnighttakeaway Fri 23-Oct-20 18:06:55

It does seem that footballers and rugby players as a group are struggling with the most basic of covid rules, come on guys, school children can comprehend them, what's wrong with you?

RunBackwards Fri 23-Oct-20 18:10:06

satnighttakeaway

It does seem that footballers and rugby players as a group are struggling with the most basic of covid rules, come on guys, school children can comprehend them, what's wrong with you?

Have you forgotten the tennis?

It's just people, but when it's football people it's somehow worse .

JaJaDingDong Fri 23-Oct-20 18:20:35

DH thinks some of the others are Fijian players.
I think the respective RFUs should give them a short ban or some other punishment.

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skippy67 Fri 23-Oct-20 18:21:09

RunBackwards

Awww and there was me thinking it was only footballers who ever let the side down and rugby was played by socially responsible gents with perfect manners wink

Indeed...wink

satnighttakeaway Fri 23-Oct-20 18:25:14

Have you forgotten the tennis?

I haven't forgotten tennis I just haven't seen any stories about tennis players smuggling girls into hotel rooms or going out to eat in groups or visiting family during lockdown. Maybe I'm reading the wrong newspapers

Cocklepops Fri 23-Oct-20 18:31:34

Cricketers are daft too - Jofra Archer bolted the summer bubble if memory serves.

RunBackwards Fri 23-Oct-20 18:38:22

satnighttakeaway

*Have you forgotten the tennis?*

I haven't forgotten tennis I just haven't seen any stories about tennis players smuggling girls into hotel rooms or going out to eat in groups or visiting family during lockdown. Maybe I'm reading the wrong newspapers

No they just organised an entire tournament when the rest of sport had closed down.

Ah yes, and cricketers

nosswith Fri 23-Oct-20 18:48:32

Only following the example of the Manchester United player Paul Pogba, who caught the virus.

Idiotic.

JaJaDingDong Fri 23-Oct-20 19:46:19

What is it with these sports people? Do they really think the rules don't apply to them?

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AdoptedBumpkin Fri 23-Oct-20 19:51:12

@JaJaDingDong - probably. Professional sports people do seem to live on the fringes of the celebrity bubble. (Then again, lots of ordinary people have broken the rules.)

RunBackwards Fri 23-Oct-20 20:40:14

They're young fit and invincible, just like all the other young people.

JaJaDingDong Fri 23-Oct-20 20:46:14

RunBackwards

They're young fit and invincible, just like all the other young people.


Yes, this. Although Chris Robshaw is 34.

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Torvean32 Sat 24-Oct-20 02:05:08

There's 12 players involved. I know Robshaw was there plus wigglesworth, maitland . I'll look for the article i read. I hope they are all suspended from international duties.

I was surprised nothing was mentioned after the game earlier.
There will need to be refunds to the broadcasting agency plus the sponsor.
At least we had 1 game today, with 2 games on Saturday.

Torvean32 Sat 24-Oct-20 02:06:32

www.theguardian.com/sport/2020/oct/22/england-v-barbarians-under-threat-after-visiting-players-breach-covid-protocols

DramaAlpaca Sat 24-Oct-20 02:10:57

What an utterly stupid thing to do. Bloody idiots.

JaJaDingDong Sat 24-Oct-20 03:27:43

I'm looking forward to the Wales France March.

Georgia were awful against Scotland. They can play better than that. It's about time they replaced Italy in the 6 Nations. Rugby is big in Georgia (unlike in Italy) and regular exposure to tier 1 nations (not in the Covid sense!) world make a world of difference to their national game.

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tattychicken Sat 24-Oct-20 03:34:17

Wales aren't playing France? That's already happened.

Underadesk Sat 24-Oct-20 07:31:01

@tattychicken France and Wales are playing a warm up tonight.
From what I can gather, the fijians and Simon Kerrod didn’t leave the hotel- I know sites have suggested that initially, but it really appears to be the UK based contigent who have let the side down- lots of Sarries players surprise surprise..... Not just once, but aparently twice too! Seven visited a pub before then, just got away with it
I hope all the players are banned, but to be fair to Saracens, it won’t matter. The championship might not even kicked off at this rate, and if it does, whats the point of them being in it, its not a punishment, its a year off. So players having a rest is fine. A fine/criminal action like normal peole face would be better.
And shame on the venues who let them in. I’m sure they will now be fined too for such a public breach of what they can do.

FinallyFluid Sat 24-Oct-20 11:12:36

This has ruined my weekend (dramatic)grin

I was diagnosed with breast cancer last September, I finished my last treatment the day we were locked down, I feel as though I have been locked down for a full year.

We are being so careful, but after much consideration we applied for seats at our rugby club ( it holds several hundred) there were going to be eighty of us, socially distanced on tables, spread over four screens. The club would have taken much needed revenue, the RFU are going to lose a ton of money as there will be no TV money.

Now here it is cancelled.

I am so pissed off that I find myself hoping that Robshaw goes to America, that it doesn't work out and that he comes back and can't even get arrested never mind hired again.

I am spitting feathers. angry

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