Conservative Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confuses rugby codes in cringe speech at Rugby League World Cup event

It’s fair to say that this Conservative government is not the most popular in British history.

With multiple gaffes from every minister possible as well as one of the most idiotic prime ministers, a day doesn’t go by without yet another error from the Tories.

Now, it’s the turn of Johnson-lover culture secreatory Nadine Dorries who confused rugby league and rugby union in a speech at a Rugby League World Cup event in St Helens today.

Dorries thought Jonny Wilkinson’s 2003 winning drop-goal for England against Australia in rugby union’s World Cup final took place in rugby league.

“I’ve always quite liked the idea of rugby league,” Dorries said in her speech.

“My long-standing memory is that 2003 drop-goal.”

She added: “We were drinking Bloody Marys at the time. Wow, what a moment that was.”

She later addressed her mistake on Twitter.

“Like Jason Robinson I may have switched codes in my speech. Both league and union have a rich heritage in the UK. Obviously I’ve followed rugby league much less in my lifetime, but I’m looking forward to watching England (and all the home nations) in the RL World Cup this autumn.”

The Rugby League World Cup is expected to be the greatest in the competition’s history with not just England, New Zealand and Australia having a chance of winning the tournament, but the likes of Tonga, Samoa and Fiji are all expected to push the tier one sides all the way.

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