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Footage of Canberra Raiders hilariously re-enacting Bairstow stumping



Last Updated on 11 months by Charbel Coorey

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The Ashes fever has made its way to Wollongong, approximately two hours south of Sydney, in the National Rugby League (NRL) match between Canberra Raiders and St George Illawarra Dragons. After Canberra Raiders scored their first try of the match, they hilariously re-enacted the Jonny Bairstow stumping dismissal from the Lord’s Test, even making its way to the ever-grumpy Piers Morgan.

The celebration is part of Sportsbet’s “Try July” that aims to raise funds for important causes. This year, all funds raised will help the recoveries of former rugby league player Nathan Stapleton and former coach Daniel Anderson who have both suffered serious injuries.

Sportsbet will donate $5,000 for every post-try celebration, plus an extra $5,000 for extra effort. The betting agency has already confirmed the extra amount for the Raiders’ effort, with the attention to detail particularly impressive.

The batter in the scenario was Englishman Elliot Whitehead. His teammate Jordan Rapana “bowled” the football over his head, before Zac Woolford completed the stumping.

The celebration did the rounds on social media. Mike Atherton talked through it during the coverage. However, Piers Morgan, who has been strong in his view that Australia did not play in the “spirit of cricket” at Lord’s, was not amused.

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