NZ Police: Trouble Came From Irish Rugby Supporters Who “Demonstrated They Can’t Handle Alcohol”


“We’ve got our own drinking culture in New Zealand which we’re trying to sort out and if that’s a representation of what they do in their own country they’ve got big problems over there. I think they just have to understand .. if they’re in Rome do as the Romans do. We don’t drink to a point where we fall over so much in our country.”

Senior Sergeant Scott Banfield, head of Christchurch’s team policing unit

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Prompting this response from ‘The Irish in New Zealand’:

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Thanks Eoin Darby and Edward Gash

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