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British Lifestyle Secretary Nadine Dorries arrives at Downing Road, in London, Britain June 21, 2022. REUTERS/John Sibley/File Picture

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LONDON, June 30 (Reuters) – Britain’s Secretary of State for Electronic, Lifestyle, Media and Sport, Nadine Dorries, delivered a beautiful gaffe on Thursday when, praising the activity of rugby league, she referenced the most well-known moment in England’s rugby union background.

Talking at an party marketing this year’s Rugby League Environment Cup in St Helens, right in the 13-male code’s northern English heartland, she explained: “I have often very liked the thought of rugby league. My long-standing memory is that 2003 fall intention. I’ll permit you into a magic formula. I imagine we were being consuming bloody marys at the time. It was 11 o’clock in the morning but wow what a minute that was.”

That further-time drop aim in Sydney by Jonny Wilkinson received rugby union’s Earth Cup for England – still the only time a northern hemisphere team has triumphed in the 15-guy code.

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Owning been knowledgeable of her blunder, Dorries later on tweeted: “Like (previous England union and league winger) Jason Robinson I may well have switched codes in my speech…

“Both league & union have a abundant heritage in the British isles. Of course I’ve followed rugby league significantly fewer in my lifetime, but I’m on the lookout forward to seeing England (& all the property nations) in the RL Entire world Cup this Autumn.”

The match will take put from Oct. 15-Nov. 19. Union’s upcoming Environment Cup is in France following calendar year.

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Reporting by Mitch Phillips Enhancing by Ken Ferris

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