Beloved Australian rugby league commentator Andrew Voss made a lot of friends when he came to the UK for the Rugby League World Cup to cover it for BBC.
He visited grounds all across the country such as Castleford Tigers, Wakefield Trinity, Bradford Bulls and others.
He won’t have made many friends in Portugal last night however as he slammed Cristiano Ronaldo for trying to claim a goal that in his opinion he had no touch on.
Well there you go. I have called many fibbers over the years in the NRL, but nothing comes close to what Ronaldo did this morning at FIFA World Cup. On the big stage, take the glory for a goal that he didn’t touch. RONALDO IS A FIBBER.
Well there you go. I have called many fibbers over the years in the @NRL, but nothing comes close to what Ronaldo did this morning at @FIFAWorldCup. On the big stage, take the glory for a goal that he didn't touch. RONALDO IS A FIBBER. @VossyBrandySEN @PhilGould15 @FOXNRL
— Andrew Voss (@AndrewVossy) November 28, 2022
It is the latest shots fired in the age old suggestion that rugby league is better than football and comes after fans tore into England’s draw with the USA last Friday.
Tonight, they take on Wales with rugby league fans no doubt waiting to compare and contrast the sport against that of rugby league.
If England go on and win the World Cup, whoever scores the winning goal will go alongside England wheelchair star tom Halliwell as men who have delivered World Cup glory to the country in 2022.
Halliwell scored the winner in the wheelchair final a week back in a 28-24 against holders France.
He took to Twitter to say the Rugby League World Cup wouldn’t be home to such a “boring” game.
Wouldn’t have games this boring at #RLWC2021 🤷🏻♂️
— Tom Halliwell✨ (@TomHalliwell6) November 25, 2022
One fan was quick to compare the game to the brilliant affair between Australia and New Zealand at Elland Road in the Rugby League World Cup semi-finals which was widely considered a classic and one of the best games we’ve seen for some time:
— Mike Hawkins🇪🇺🇬🇧 🇺🇦 (@mikecllr65) November 25, 2022
Another fan compared the excitement of the Rugby League World Cup with the “dull as dishwater” football clash:
— CraigHammy13 (@CraigHammy13) November 25, 2022
Some focused on the wheelchair game specifically in comparison:
— suzanne duncan💙🇺🇦 (@pioneersuze) November 25, 2022
Others called for the return of the Rugby League World Cup as a whole:
Can we bring back the #RLWC2021
— Alan —- (@israndomasis) November 25, 2022