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Rugby Betting: North feels “horrendous” for Genia taunt
By Andrew Scott Thursday, 4 July 2013 02:13
Rugby betting fans learned that George North, British and Irish Lions winger, said that he feels “horrendous” for appearing to taunt Australia’s Will Genia during their 23-21 win last Saturday in Brisbane.
One of the great Lions tries was scored by North with a 60 metre solo run, with four attempted tackles evaded by the Welshman. Rugby betting fans saw that Genia was the last defender with North pointing his finger at the Wallabies No 9 before he crossed the whitewash.
North, 21-years-old, received criticism for the gesture by many fans, including those that enjoy making a rugby bet. The player said that he regrets what he did, and rugby betting fans know very well how problematic his actions proved to be, but are glad to know that that he apologised.
“I’ve had a few words from various people. I’ve apologised and can’t really explain what I did,” he said.
“I got caught up in the emotion of the try. Looking back I feel horrendous for doing it now. I’ll have to live with that and take it on the chin.
“I’ve had big words from (tour manager) Andy Irvine, which was fun. Rugby’s a gentleman’s game and that shouldn’t be involved in the game.
“Andy said that to me and I knew it as soon as I’d done it. It’s very difficult to explain your emotions when you’ve scored a try.
“I know it was out of line with sportsmanship and rugby and feel terrible for that.
And fans everywhere that follow North, especially those that enjoy making a rugby bet, are happy to know that the player acknowledges his mistake, and hope that it doesn’t happen again.
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“I’ve had a lot of stick from the boys for doing that and am pretty sure it will go on for a while longer.”
Rugby betting fans were glad to learn that the player apologised for the gesture, and hope that incidents like this don’t happen again in the sport.