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A content production pigeon at rugby union’s peak government body has been warned not to make any anti-referee material this week after a series of ‘shocking’ and ’embarrassing’ blunders made by officials during the Wallabies match against Wales ultimately guided the Welsh to victory.

The next match for the Australians is in five days against Uruguay and it’s a must-win.

The Wallabies will need all the support they can get and one team they can always count on is Rugby Australia’s all-pigeon marketing department – and they’re already off and racing.

However, they’ve been told by Rugby’s captain, Raelene Castle, that no anti-referee content is allowed and any memes, weird expensive-looking Japanese-themed videos featuring players and other assorted favourites for the pigeons need to be focused on how the players are to blame for every loss and not the governing body.

“Rugby Australia will always focus on the positives,” said Castle.

“Like how good was Hoop’s try! Reminiscent of Toutai Kefu’s five-pointer in John Eales’ last game! How good!”

“But yikes, no anti-referee content from us. We don’t focus on the past, referees are human. That doesn’t mean the referees made mistakes in that game, just remember that they are human and yeah. Thus game against Uruguay should be a ripper!”

The Advocate reached out to World Rugby for comment but have yet to receive a reply.

More to come.


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