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.
When Campese launched Dixon down the left and Shaun Lunt supported for his 150th career try, a complete demolition looked possible, but the Wildcats regrouped and scored twice.
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.
And when a fellow Twitter user suggested that his "go home" comment could be considered racist, 50-year-old Campese replied: "well why did he come to Aussie for in the first place.
By the time the Lions returned to Australia, in 2001, Campese had long since retired, but his howler was used in an advertising campaign for Bundaberg rum.
Campese (above) was having dinner in Colwyn Bay but found time out to sign the iconic Help for Heroes jersey.
Campese, part of the Wallabies' 1991 World Cup-winning side, believes South Africa and Samoa will qualify from Pool D.