Sport

Campese slammed by other rugby figures for sexist tweet

DAVID Campese was famous for his goose step during his rugby playing days.

Now he's just looking like a goose.

The former Australian winger attracted a wave of criticism after posting a sexist tweet questioning the credentials of Fairfax journalist Georgina Robinson who is covering Australia's Spring Tour of Europe.

"Why does the smh get a girl to write about rugby. Growden who was a great jornio (sic) and now we have someone who has no idea about the game!" Campese posted on his twitter account.

Campese, who holds the test try-scoring record for Australia, deleted the tweet after present and past players attacked the comment.

Wallabies star David Pocock, set to resume from injury on the bench against Wales in Cardiff this weekend, posted: "Really sad to see journos attacked based on their gender."

Australian dual international Wendell Sailor also hit out at Campese.

"Well good morning to u Campo & i have to say u are on ur own with this comment it's 2012 champ," Sailor posted.

Topics:  fairfax, media, rugby union, sexist, twitter


Join the Community.

Get your local news, your way.

Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Back to basics for Springborg after leadership loss

LEADERSHIP LOST: Lawrence Springborg has been dumped as the leader of the LNP in Queensland.

Dumped Opposition Leader returns to electorate

Jobs up for grabs right now

Jobs up for grabs right now

Nanango MP new deputy leader of Queensland LNP

Nanango MP Deb Frecklington has been named deputy leader of the LNP.

Ms Frecklington was elected unopposed in leadership spill

Latest deals and offers

Eidsvold fire victims life support to be turned off

THE toddler who received burns to 80 per cent of his body following a house fire in Eidsvold will reportedly have his life support turned off on Saturday.

Back to basics for Springborg after leadership loss

LEADERSHIP LOST: Lawrence Springborg has been dumped as the leader of the LNP in Queensland.

Dumped Opposition Leader returns to electorate

Jobs up for grabs right now

Jobs up for grabs right now

Nanango MP new deputy leader of Queensland LNP

Nanango MP Deb Frecklington has been named deputy leader of the LNP.

Ms Frecklington was elected unopposed in leadership spill

Man taken to hospital after quad bike crash

BUSY TIMES: Kingaroy Hospital had a busy year but a new hospital could be a long time away.

Man in fifties injured in crash taken to hospital

Country kids in touch with agriculture

VEGGIE PATCH: students at Kingaroy State High School get in the garden for their horticulture program.

Country kids are in touch, unlike their city counterparts.

Federal Police Defuse Dance Bomb

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

Australian Federal Police respond to "threat" in Canberra.

NSW Police join Dance Challenge

NSW Police show their moves at Manly Wharf.

Manly Wharf is the backdrop to NSW Police running-man dance entry.

Scotland Police accept Dance Challenge

NZ Police doing the running man dance.

Australian Federal Police say watch this space but NT Police feel ignored.

Demand for acreage lots pushes up property prices

Property values in Cooroy have increased 25%

Property values jump in Cooroy and Peachester.

How a sacked real estate agent made $725k in four months

Agent is now under investigation by the industry watchdog

RBA warns of future apartment oversupply

Toowoomba: Crest Apartments and Burke & Wills, Ruthven Street ( view from Neil Street) Photo Bev Lacey / The Chronicle

RBA says oversupply of apartments poses risk to household finances