In an interview with the Mail Online, Tom Curry has voluntarily shared his perspective on recent events, choosing not to remain silent as his loved ones became entangled in a complex and toxic narrative.
The incident occurred during the Springboks’ 16-15 win against England in their Rugby World Cup semi-final in France on 21 October.
World Rugby reviewed video and audio footage and submissions from both teams before clearing Mbonambi to play in the final against New Zealand, ruling there was “insufficient evidence” that he had used the alleged term.
“I didn’t really want to speak about it from the start,” revealed Curry.
“For me, on both occasions, the ball was out of play. Me and Bongi were talking and there’s no misunderstanding from my part. I went to the referee straight away.
“I heard what I heard. That’s all I really want to say about it and I won’t really be talking about it again.”
In essence, Curry stands firm in his initial account of the events. Mbonambi, in contrast, asserted this week that he was saying ‘wit kant’—Afrikaans for ‘white side’—and accused England of being ‘unprofessional’ for criticising World Rugby’s handling of the situation.
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After confirming his retirement, Hogg said in a statement: “A new career beckons and I will attack in the same manner as I play the game.”
The Scotland legend has revealed he isn’t too keen on coaching, but will remain in the game as a pundit after making his debut on BBC during the 2023 Six Nations.
Sources tell RUCK that BT Sport (soon to be TNT Sports) are keen. to recruit the fullback as a key part of their 2023/24 Premiership coverage.
He is the co-owner of steak house Finsbay Flatiron in Glasgow.
The focus for Finsbay Flatiron is steak, specialising in 8oz flat irons (as the name suggests) and steaks from £8 on weekdays and £10 on weekends, as well as sides like mac and cheese and triple cooked chips.
He’s a director of a distillery named Maiden Batch.
Caulker’s is a collaborative effort between five Glasgow men, two of whom happen to be British Lions and Scotland rugby internationals, Hogg and Alastair Kellock. The bottle is signed by all five.
The England and Exeter Chiefs winger is the co-owner of The Swordfish Inn back in his hometown of Cornwall.
Sitting on the harbourfront, the pub has been a favourite of local fishermen, artists and visitors alike for as long as anyone cares to remember and is well-known for its rugged charm and atmosphere.
He is also a director of MUSTARD Clothing.