Russell Crowe Back On Form?

Star dubs England coach 'a tosspot' on national radio

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We were a little taken aback by Russell Crowe's behaviour at the Master and Commander premiere. There we were expecting all manner of kerfuffle with a couple of punch-ups and a truckload of good, old-fashioned expletives thrown around for good measure. How disappointed we were, then, when Crowe was all smiles and impeccable manners, joking with reporters with nary a bad word to say about anyone. It was something of a relief then when we saw in The Sun this morning that Crowe had returned to form, branding England rugby coach, Clive Woodward, a 'tosspot' on national radio. Being interviewed on Radio 1, Crowe was reported as slagging off the coach while predicting an Aussie victory in the Rugby World Cup Final. But, and we hate to say it, the reports are simply untrue. While the phrase was indeed employed, it was more of a backhanded compliment than anything approaching a vicious attack:

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