Your Boy Rusty Crowe Really Likes His Rabbitohs

If you’re ever going to talk to Russell Crowe about the South Sydney Rabbitohs, you’d better know your shit. Irish journalist Niamh Walsh found this out the hard way when she suggested he bring Souths over to Ireland to play against the Irish national side. It’s a lovely idea in theory; extending the olive branch of international friendship has long been done through the majesty of sport, which is one of the few universal languages. Of course the one small problem with this idea is that the two teams just happen to play different sports: Souths, rugby league. Irish national side, rugby union. And ole’ Russ was none-too-pleased with this clearly abhorrent ignorance from an entertainment reporter.

Normally, that would’ve been the end of it. But thankfully we’ve got Twitter, and with it the ability to pointlessly extend arguments far beyond their logical exit point.
There was this little jab from the fearless journalist, unafraid to ask the hard-hitting questions of a man who arrogantly pointed out a mild error in the line of questioning.

But wait, there was more!

Yeah! You tell ‘em, Rusty! Just a plonker who got shirty. So let that be a lesson to ya. Next time you ask Crowey a question, you’d better scrub up on yr footy lingo, figure out which is bloody which, or else you’ll end up looking like a dropkick drongo with a brumby loose in the top paddock.
But then again maybe Russell’s simply brushing up on his slang in order to try and convince our old mate the Honey Badger to come play for South Sydney.
‘Course Badge plays union, but that’s neither here nor there.
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