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The 12 Fails of Christmas: Day 7 – Adamballs

This one needs no introduction…

World Rugby player of the year Brodie Retallick only as good as ‘Adam’ Ball

Howell’s ignorance was on full display in his ratings matchup of Wales and the All Blacks, where he rated relative international newcomer 6 cap Jake Ball on a par with Brodie Retallick.

For those, like Howell, who may be unaware of who Retallick is, then he’s only a 2 time Super Rugby winner, 3 time Rugby Championship winner who’s lost only 1 of his 35 tests (which unlike Ian Evans is legitimately an ‘amazing win record’).

In addition to that, merely 2 days after being rated on a par with Ball by Howell, the Kiwi lock was lauded as World Rugby player of the year by a 9 man panel of multiple legends of the sport.

By comparison, Ball with all due respect, is some way off being considered for the same sort of accolades. But then again, it’s possible the incompetent Howell wasn’t too clued up on who Ball is either; earlier in the year he tweeted about being ‘worried Adam Ball can be exposed’ against England.