Wallabies legend Matt Giteau has a long history of criticising the commentary of Stuart Barnes when he appears on Sky Sports.
Little did he know the former England fly-half would turn up on Australia television for their 2019 Rugby World Cup coverage.
He just can’t escape.
Why is Stuart Barnes on Fox Sports? He’s an idiot, he’s an annoying, and most of all – he’s the painful whiny voice every Australian is forced to listen to at 3am on a Sunday morning in November as the Wallabies get beaten by England. Bad vibes @FOXRUGBY— Nicholas Hartman (@NJHartlad) September 21, 2019
Lucky enough to be in Australia when this #RugbyWorldCup is on, meaning time differences are pretty friendly.— Colin Holmes (@ColinMHolmes) September 23, 2019
Unlucky enough to have to listen to Stuart Barnes as a pundit on @FOXSportsAUS. Half pub bore, half little man syndrome. What a numpty.
Fox really looked at their coverage and thought – how can we make his even shitter?— Super Linebreaks (@SuperLinebreaks) September 21, 2019
Coming up after the break – Stuart Barnes joins us
Australia has copped it the worst I think. Pairing Phil Kearns and Stuart Barnes on the same panel is an idea drawn up in hell to punish the masses.— Brett Hartley (@bretthartley390) September 24, 2019
Who the fuck is Stuart Barnes and what Aussies give a fk what you think?? Why him Fox???— Christin Taylor (@Christmarsh20) September 21, 2019
I thought moving to Australia to be in the same timezone as #RWC2019 was genius. But then they hired Stuart Barnes as one of the pundits for the Aussie coverage. About to book my flights home.— Ed Maughan 🏴 (@edmaughan) September 23, 2019
And fans in the UK are saying they’d like him to stay in the Southern Hemisphere.