Luke Pearce apologises for making Billy Vunipola ' look stupid' - Ruck

Luke Pearce apologises for making Billy Vunipola ‘ look stupid’

Luke Pearce went viral for marching back Billy Vunipola twice after he back-chatted, but it was the referee who ended up apologising to the number 8.

“He got me. I bit,” revealed the whistleblower on The Rugby Pod.

“I came off that pitch and I thought, Luke, that is not your style. That is not your personality.”

“You’re there to be the ref. Of course you’re there to not take the s**t if someone is abusive. But there’s a fine balance between how you deal with people and making them look stupid and coming out of your style.”

“I went into Sarries a couple of months ago for a training session. I spent the day there – just a couple of scrums, couple of lineouts, a bit of game stuff and I just apologised.”

“Not to apologise for my behaviour, because Billy was a little bit rude to me. But I said mate, that’s not my style, I’m sorry if it came across that way, that’s not how I operate.”


Grading every England player’s 2022 summer tour

Grading every England player:


Ellis Genge – A*

Will Stuart – B

Mako Vunipola – C

Joe Heyes C


Jamie George – B

Luke Cowan-Dickie – C-