Skip to content Skip to main navigation

News

Recruiting experts in
Accountancy & Finance

Canberra Times – classy…

By johnnycash - 7 September 2009 21

Nice work Canberra Times. Reporting on the brawl in the St Edmund’s vs Marist rugby match is one thing…this is another:

Were you at the game? Do you have pictures? Contact the Canberra Times sports department on 6280 2231 or email us here

Classy. Touting for pics of a schoolboy brawl.

[ED – Can’t say I wouldn’t have done the same thing given the chance, but discuss amongst yourselves]

Tags

What’s Your opinion?


Post a comment
Please login to post your comments, or connect with
21 Responses to
Canberra Times – classy…
Skidd Marx 9:39 am 08 Sep 09

Shock horror – CT bashing! That’s right up there with the “I had to wait 15 minutes for my Decaf Latte this morning” and “Can any one recommend a gentle proctologist?” as RiotAct’s most original thread topic.

A significant schoolboy’s match between Canberra’s two pre-eminent rugby schools was abandoned. That’s news in my opinion.

chewy14 9:05 am 08 Sep 09

Yawn,
how is this news?
There were many fights when I played schoolboy rugby and it never made the news. And guess what? no-one stopped these games and at the end everyone shook hands and that was the end of it.

captainwhorebags 8:52 am 08 Sep 09

Clown killer: they’re private schools that provide an education influenced by the Catholic faith, which is distinct from schools that are run by the Catholic Education Office and part of the archdiocese.

Small difference, but a difference none the less – unless of course you disagree with Papists in general.

eyeLikeCarrots 8:32 am 08 Sep 09

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Lazy Journalism. What happened with getting off their collective butts and getting out there to interview wittiness and so on?

Why go to all that trouble when they can sit in a warm office and make some bullshit assumptions that gullible retards (sic CA readers, TT viewers) will swallow ?

johnboy 8:28 am 08 Sep 09

Rawhide Kid No 2 said :

Lazy Journalism. What happened with getting off their collective butts and getting out there to interview wittiness and so on?

You say lazy, I say effective, witness interviews from these things will be balls. But if you can get a photo? Then you’ve got a front page.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 8:27 am 08 Sep 09

As if it’s even news. So some kids play footy and it gets a bit rough and spills over into some punches. Fun to watch, sure, but hardly news.

Rawhide Kid No 2 8:06 am 08 Sep 09

Deckard said :

I think they do this kind of thing in all news services these days – even the BBC.

Lazy Journalism. What happened with getting off their collective butts and getting out there to interview wittiness and so on?

BerraBoy68 11:08 pm 07 Sep 09

I recall a similar all in brawl in 1984 during Marist Vs Wests under 16’s.

I went to Marist but played for Wests at the time which made life interesting for me for a few weeks. The entire Marist team got detention. Of note the 1984 brawl also started in the stands between the parents and flowed onto the fields.

I look forward to hearing where this goes.

Holden Caulfield 10:51 pm 07 Sep 09

Deckard said :

I think they do this kind of thing in all news services these days – even the BBC.

Yep, seems to be the case.

I just hope we see the two Principals on the telly slugging it out over who started it, haha!

Clown Killer 9:42 pm 07 Sep 09

The whole episode is grist to the mill of the anti-private school brigade

Except neither are private schools – they’re Catholic schools. There’s a BIG diference.

me70 9:36 pm 07 Sep 09

I hear they sold some copies of the video at the stadium…bet they’re worth more now!!…I’m sure the schools will deal with them much stronger then the ACTJRU will ! Wonder if the 3rd place team will now receive the trophy as they played the game/season in the spirit it was suppossed to be played in?…But back to the question…I think it’s standard these days to ask for private footage?

2604 8:39 pm 07 Sep 09

The whole episode is grist to the mill of the anti-private school brigade. CT probably figures they can sell a few more papers if they can get “exclusive” pics of the stink.

Thumper 7:31 pm 07 Sep 09

Young blokes playing footy? I was suspended twice for fighting when I playing footy. As long as it stays on the field.

Problem here?

Deckard 6:29 pm 07 Sep 09

I think they do this kind of thing in all news services these days – even the BBC.

housebound 6:22 pm 07 Sep 09

Too testosterone in one place at one time. We had something like this between guvvie schools way-back-when-I-were-a-lad. One of the boys involved was the school captain, so the headmaster ‘sacked’ him from the position.

The local rag, I might add, didn’t go around begging for pics. I wouldn’t even know if it got a mention.

Related Articles

CBR Tweets

Sign up to our newsletter

Top
Copyright © 2017 Riot ACT Holdings Pty Ltd. All rights reserved.
www.the-riotact.com | www.b2bmagazine.com.au | www.thisiscanberra.com

Search across the site