Crisis Country Wales was hit by a rugby bombshell that’ll take weeks to put back into its scabbard. Warren Gatland, whilst out drumming up support amounst the B Company, 2nd Battalion, 24th Regiment of Foot for the up and coming international against South Africa, was heard to refer to brave war hero Shenkin the goat as, quote, “A can eating, goaty beard wearing, rancid, four legged, hairy, wannabe sheep, bigoted old goat”, unquote.
The comment, sent by telegram by Gatland from the back of the WRU’s own Morris 1000, was according to the WRU’s press office “not, not taken out of context.” Further comments of “why is he allowed onto the pitch but not me? At least I’m not likely to eat the grass. And I bet I could shoot a gun better than him” were also not firmly denied.
Gatland was last seen searching on google for hits to the words ‘goat’, ‘Welsh’, ‘home address’ and ‘Shanklin’.