28 Nov 2012

Former Australian winger asks 'why is a girl is covering rugby?'

6:26 pm on 28 November 2012

The Australian rugby great David Campese has been heavily criticised by current and former players for questioning whether a female newspaper journalist should write about rugby.

In a tweet posted yesterday Campese refers to Fairfax journalist Georgina Robinson, who is covering Australia's current tour of Europe, asking why the Sydney Morning Herald has a girl writing about rugby.

The Wallaby flanker David Pocock has defended Robinson saying it was sad to see a journalist attacked on the basis of their gender.

Campese, who's Australian rugby's record tryscorer, has since deleted the tweet.

The former dual international Wendell Sailor has also criticised the comment saying Campese needed to realise it's 2012.