ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Sunday Aug 7, 2022

Fans outraged by the same thing during Argentina Australia clash

It is rare that rugby fans can all agree entirely on one thing. Tell one supporter that Marcus Smith is the best fly half in the premiership and they will come straight back with a list of reasons why Farrell, Biggar or Ford is better. However during the rugby championship game between Argentina and Australia, the whole rugby community has united over one specific topic.

You would be forgiven for thinking that this would be an on the field issue, like a refereeing decision or player performance. However, it actually had nothing to do with any action on the pitch.

ADVERTISEMENT

The issue that had universally united viewers of Saturday night’s game was the standard of the commentating.

Regular watchers of rugby will be used to the familiar tones of Alastair Eykyn, Nick Mullins and Miles Harrison – who always seem to say the right thing, in the right emotion, at the right time. The commentary team for Australia’s victory over Argentina could not be more different.

Before delving into why the commentary was so poor, it is important to add that the team of commentators used by Sky Sports did clearly not have English as a first language and were describing the action for 80 minutes in a language that isn’t there own. Which, in any case should be applauded.

Despite this, viewers received a boring, out of time and often confusing commentary, which arguably ruined the game. Moments of real positivity such as a try would be spoken in the same tone as a description of a ruck.

His willingness to give opinion was also questioned by many.

ADVERTISEMENT

Moreover, the lead commentator seemed unsure of his own facts and words on multiple occasions which unfortunately added to the disjointed experience of watching what could have been a highly enjoyable game.

Supporters quickly took to social media to express their feelings towards the commentary – with some famous rugby players also agreeing.

ADVERTISEMENT

 

 

 

Comments




Related Articles

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    Quade Cooper leaves the field with a nasty...

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    Argentina lead Australia after scrappy first...

  • 88 WEEKS AGO

    Foster stages assault on World Rugby headquarters...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Five of the best tries from the Investec Champions Cup

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    The dummy that sold the whole of Perth - including the cameraman

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Bayonne score 'one of the best tries you'll ever see' in latest match against Exeter

  • 12 WEEKS AGO

    Baloucoune shows Andy Farrell what he's missing as the winger tears through Harlequins defence

  • 24 WEEKS AGO

    Seriously impressive Courtney Lawes compilation released after England player calls time on international career

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

  • 10 WEEKS AGO

    The sending off that rocked the Six Nations opener

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Wrecking ball beats 10 players to score full length of the pitch try

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Monster hit from Perrin leaves Bristol Bears player stunned

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 5 DAYS AGO

    Tickets now on sale as World XV set to face France in thrilling encounter

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    '60 metres, plus change' - massive drop goal stuns fans

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Referee makes 'tackle of the season' as he gets too close to the action

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Christian Wade proves he still has the X-factor with 50 metre mazy finish for Racing 92

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Magical sevens try leaves defender stuck in the mud

View All

Funnies

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    George Ford falls victim to the kickers curse

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Awesome scenes as Blitzbok fan throws down at the HSBC SVNS

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Mike Philips recounts crazy night Shane Williams tried to fight Warren Gatland

  • 11 WEEKS AGO

    Shaun Edwards leaves room silent in new Six Nations documentary with French to English transition

  • 21 WEEKS AGO

    Streaker causes major bust up as he tackles player

View All

Amateur

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 66 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 89 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 1 DAY AGO

    TJ Perenara equals record as Hurricanes continue perfect season

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Mitch Drummond pays tribute to the Mo'unga family in emotional interview

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Julian Savea rolls back the years with 'bus' style finish

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Saracens announce double retirement as club heads into rebuilding era

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Fiji Drua player Lomani slapped with ban following elbow attack

View All