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Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries gets rugby league and rugby union mixed up while speaking at world cup event

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Rugby union and rugby league have operated separately since 1895. Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries made the gaffe at an event in St Helens. It is her latest gaffe following a much-mocked TikTok video in which she talked about her responsibilities running Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.
3 months ago·London, United Kingdom

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Culture Secretary confuses rugby codes in speech

Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries confuses the two rugby codes in a speech at a Rugby League World Cup event in St Helens.

3 months ago·United Kingdom
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The GuardianThe Guardian

Nadine Dorries mistakes rugby league for union code at World Cup event

Culture secretary Nadine Dorries stunned a rugby league audience by referencing Jonny Wilkinson’s 2003 winning drop goal in union’s World Cup

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The IndependentThe Independent

‘That 2003 drop-goal’: Nadine Dorries confuses rugby codes in embarrassing gaffe

Speaking at a Rugby League World Cup event, the culture secretary reflected on her favourite memory from the sport – which was in fact an iconic moment from rugby union

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily MirrorDaily Mirror

Nadine Dorries mixes up rugby league and union in awkward 'Bloody Mary' cock-up

Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Nadine Dorries made a gaffe when she recalled Jonny Wilkinson's famous drop goal to seal England's Rugby Union World Cup win in 2003

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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The TelegraphThe Telegraph

'That 2003 drop-goal': Nadine Dorries says Jonny Wilkinson kick her 'favourite rugby league memory'

Ralph Rimmer, the Rugby Football League chief, refused to criticise Dorries for her awkward faux pas - but it certainly raised eyebrows

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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Nadine Dorries commits embarrassing error at Rugby League World Cup event

She got her Rugby League and Rugby Union mixed up!

3 months ago·London, United Kingdom
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