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Fox Sports' cringey post-try interview with Henry Speight

Fox Sports' cringey post-try interview with Henry Speight
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The guys at Fox Sports Australia are known for their innovative broadcasting of rugby. From having players mic’d up during matches to trialling the first ever ref cam in a professional match, they’ve done a lot for the exposure of the game.

But their latest endeavour will probably go down as one of the worst ideas in television.

You can’t help but feel a little sorry for pitchside reporter Natalie Yoannidis, who must have shared viewers’ opinion when she tried to get an interview out of Brumbies player Henry Speight, after the winger had just touched down for a try for the hosts.

What followed should be used as a lesson that, getting closer to the action isn’t always a good idea.

Clearly out of puff, Speight gave an almost gibberish answer, which left viewers and commentators none the wiser as what the Wallaby internationalist thought, and Yoannidis scampering off camera.

So with this in mind maybe it’s best to let the images, rather than Speight, do the talking!

credit: tightfiverugbyunion

6 Comments

  •  10stonenumber10
    10stonenumber10
    10:10 AM 12/03/2017

    He sounds like Rowley Birkin QC

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  •  drg
    drg
    7:44 PM 11/03/2017

    Yup, I'm with you, I want to see more interviews at any opportunity, penalty kicks, try saving tackles, even interviews of players yellow carded and red carded!

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  •  heavyhooker
    heavyhooker
    7:04 PM 11/03/2017

    Jeezus Fox, get the hell off the pitch. There's a game being played. WANKERS

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  •  jimmy23
    jimmy23
    10:18 PM 10/03/2017

    I was never a fan of players being interviewed as they're making their off for half-time, let alone this!!

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  •  hoot
    hoot
    9:22 PM 10/03/2017

    Terrible idea in my opinion, feels tacky and surely a distraction for players. This seems more suited to American Football, where it seems as though players gather for a 3-minute dance routine after catching a ball or running in a straight line for 5 or 6 seconds. Followed by an advert break and another hot dog.

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos
    5:26 PM 10/03/2017

    "But their latest endeavour will probably go down as one of the worst ideas in television." Never!! This is awesome and I'd love to see more of it, ideally featuring props in the immediate aftermath of scrums.

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