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Austin Healey Offers To Fight Popular Rugby YouTuber After Being Called Out For Bias Comms

Austin Healey Offers To Fight Popular Rugby YouTuber After Being Called Out For Bias Comms
By Colman Stanley Updated
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Former England and Leicester Tigers back Austin Healey was on commentary duty as Harlequins lost a tight game away to Racing 92.

A 77th minute penalty from Nolann Le Garrec sealed a 30-29 win for the French side, giving them a crucial first win in this season's Champions Cup.

Viewers also noticed the behaviour of Healey, as he constantly complained at referee Andrew Brace's penalty decisions which went against Harlequins.

This prompted popular YouTuber and rugby analyst Squidge Rugby to call him on Twitter:

Harlequins could have scored the winning try in the last play and Austin Healey still would have complained it should have been a penalty to them instead.

In response, Healey took the whole ordeal up a notch and rather strangely offered Squidge a charity boxing match.

Who is Squidge Rugby? Are you that you tuber? If so I’ve just seen those guys get in the ring ..why don’t we slog this out for charity ?? Do I need a you tube channel first? If so I’ll open one tomorrow… let me know won’t you

Austin Healey V Squidge Rugby

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Many Irish rugby fans will be well aware of Healey's boxing skills, after his tussle with Brian O'Driscoll on the 2001 Lions Tour, where the Irish centre offered to box Healey after seeing him annoying his good friend Ronan O'Gara.

“I might have been a young lad but because I was good friend with ROG, I just thought that’s not on,” O’Driscoll explained.

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“I kind of said it before I thought about what I was doing and all of a sudden the next thing I realise there were gloves on and there was a ring being made around us and I could tell people were only on one person’s side and that was including all of the English players.

“It was one of those out of body moments where all of a sudden you realise you’ve got a little bit of boxing technique and I started landing some shots and he started getting frustrated and started throwing haymakers and I ducked him.

“I was catching him with little kidney punches. It was one of those dream situations. I called it quits at the right time as well.”

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