LIAM DEL CARME | Kiwi writer’s churlish comments are sad sign of the times

A New Zealand journalist’s reference to Nche, Mbonambi and Nykane as ‘transformation’ players is an insult that was intended

14 October 2021 - 19:01

Rugby’s great rivalries, it seems, are no longer exclusively contested inside the touch and dead ball lines.

Increasingly the ferocious combat on the field is being mirrored by behaviour, though far removed from the playing surface, that at times carries even greater venom and spite...

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