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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.
1 month ago·London, United Kingdom

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BBC News

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.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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The 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

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The 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

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Daily 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

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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The 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

1 month ago·London, United Kingdom
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Sky News

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

Ms Dorries, who is secretary of state for digital, culture, media and sport, told a rugby league audience how much she enjoyed England winning the 2003 World Cup - a rugby union tournament.

1 month ago·United Kingdom
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