McCaw backtracks on criticism

2011-12-14 20:47

Paris - All Blacks skipper Richie McCaw insisted on Wednesday that his bitter criticism of France, who he accused of "filthy" play in the World Cup final, had been taken out of context.

McCaw had also said he was surprised French centre Aurelien Rougerie was not cited over the alleged gouge late in the October 23 final, which New Zealand won 8-7.

"They were taken out of context. I was at a dinner and was talking with someone and I simply said I was surprised that Rougerie had not been cited by the disciplinary officer," McCaw told French radio station RMC.

"I was really irritated by the way my words were reported."


  • John - 2011-12-14 23:02

    If you don't mean what you said, then don't say those things!!!! You are a public figure and have been for quite some years, so you should know the drill by now!!!

      Dale - 2011-12-14 23:22

      He means exactly what he said, that's not the issue. The media blew it up as usual.

      Geoff - 2011-12-15 09:05

      How come it took 8 days to say "that's not what I said". Does he only read papers occasionally or is it because he is in France at the moment?

      sam.kaitawa - 2011-12-15 13:12

      @Geoff, ummmmmmm, maybe just maybe Ritchie didn't whinge or complain during those 8 days.......think about it? Maybe just maybe Saffas are reknown as whinges that fly the coop and continue to whinge/cry/moan with pretty little's your tutu? How's this for measure............who's complaining now? LOL

      Sharkshoot - 2011-12-17 18:35

      Bitchie McCaw.

  • rory.litchfield - 2011-12-15 04:07

    and more sensationalist headlines .."Mc Caw back tracks on criticism" Maybe if the reporter did his or her job properly neither of these two stories would have made "news "

  • clivegoss - 2011-12-15 04:17

    Then please SHUT T F UP! Thank you

  • Roy - 2011-12-15 05:25

    McCaw has admitted before that he is a cheat and also does illegal things on the field. Now that he is in Paris he is trying to give the impression that he as "taken out of context" What a joke this bloke is in fact what an ass---e he is.

      Gungets - 2011-12-15 08:11

      There is a difference between pushing the limist of the laws and eye gouging.

      Jimmy - 2011-12-15 09:36

      The best rugby player (bar DC) of this generation..... he must be an ass you IDIOT !!!

      sam.kaitawa - 2011-12-16 05:42

      @Roy, SA admitted that no Maori or neutral refs were allowed to play or officiate, hmmmmmmmm, me thinks you're an ass---e. Picture this Roy, I'm happy knowing that we didn't even have to poison anyone for our time of glory, sweet dreams xxxxx, ask mummy for a blanky if it gets cold Roy......KNOB

  • Mthunzi Phakathi - 2011-12-15 06:31

    Useless article really. So what if Sir Richie made those comments, the Samoans made far more outlandish comments. Js irritating to see tabloid style journalism. Great headline and useless article. Lets js prepare for Super rugby lets bring it back hme

      Jimmy - 2011-12-15 09:36

      Don't even get started with P Divvy comments lol !!!

      Bethoven - 2011-12-17 07:48

      @ mthunzi phakathi you tend to generalise Samoans as a whole, rather than the samoan player, one person!!!! one samoan person made the comments not the samoans!!!

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