Campese


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Campese

David. born 1962, Australian rugby union player
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Campese will be at Murrayfield on Saturday to see Scotland take on the Wallabies and he is looking forward to what he thinks will be a close affair.
Campese, 33, who qualifies for the Azzurri through his Italian grandfather Antonio, is one of the Raiders' all-time greats but never got the chance to say goodbye after making his last appearance at Canberra Stadium three years ago, when he left to join the Robins in Super League.
But video referee Joe Cobb correctly ruled Campese had pushed Joe Wardle off the ball in the build-up - and Huddersfield hung on to preserve their top-flight status.
The Giants half-back picked off a Campese pass and raced 50 metres for the opener, and although responded Maurice Blair responded, Brierley split the home defence to send Leroy Cudjoe over.
Campese also brought out the best in half-back partner Albert Kelly, who scored two tries and created three others.
Wallabies great David Campese said:"I have been in games where referees have made real blunders, but whoever put that statement out saying the referee got it wrong should be shot.
Campese dismissed the hopes of Pacific Nations Cup holders Fiji as he predicted a battle royale between the big three to finish in the top two of the group and reach the knock-out stage of union's global showpiece.
Cheika might have little time to work with his new squad but Campese believes the warm-up match against the Barbarians at Twickenham seven days before the Cardiff clash and his familiarity with the Waratahs players could give the Wallabies the edge.
Sydney: Australian rugby great David Campese has apologised for a Twitter outburst in which he said cricketer Fawad Ahmed should "go home" if he refused to wear a beverage logo on his shirt.
The report said that following the comments, a South African TV channel temporarily dropped 1991 World Cup winner Campese as a rugby expert, stating that it does not accept conduct which is offensive, intolerant or discriminatory.
Former Wallabies rugby union star Campese is ill at ease with Ahmed's decision, on religious grounds, to shed the logo of Australia sponsors VB - a brewing company - on his limited-overs shirt.