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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Clermont vs Wasps punch up, & a cameo from 60 year old Alan Black

Clermont vs Wasps punch up, & a cameo from 60 year old Alan Black

When Clermont Auvergne and London Wasps met at High Wycombe on the weekend for their fourth round Heineken Cup fixture, who would of thought we'd see such a classic match filled with high drama and rugby of the highest quality.

Both teams scored some incredible tries, with a first half being dominated by the future England flyhalf supremo, young Danny Cipriani. Expect to see him in the White jersey in the upcoming Six Nations...

For all the domination that Wasps had in the first half, Clermont were equally as dangerous in the second. Classy tries from wingers Aurelien Rougerie and Vilimoni Delasau kept them in the game.

With tight, physical encounters such as this, the tension sometimes gets the better of the players, and a fight broke out when Canadian flanker Jamie Cudmore was cleared out and retaliated by throwing numerous punches on Wasps prop Tim Payne. Cudmore got yellow carded for his part, but the most startling part of the whole incident happened seconds after Cudmore's first punch had been thrown.

James Haskell went in to help teamate Payne, but somehow got involved in a scuffle with Clermont prop Martin Scelzo. This was close to the advertising boards and 62 year old Alan Black, an RFU Official and former Wasps captain, lost the plot and took it upon himself to get involved.

Black struck out at Scelzo with a rolled up match programme, purely out of instinct in seeing what was going on around him. From what I can tell he didn't even connect, actually hitting his own player ironically.

Likeable 'Blackie' as they call him, is the leisure manager at London Wasps, and has since been banned from the touchline for the remainder of the season. He's apologised profusely for his out of hand behaviour, stating he simply lost the plot and got caught up in the moment and has accepted his punishment for an act that, in perspective, was similar to an old lady swatting off a villain with an umbrella.

It's a good thing he wasn't holding a beer bottle at the time.

Posted at 1:26 am | 10 comments

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Rugby tributes December 19, 2007 5:19 pm

luv it!! that old fokie is a nutter

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Anonymous December 19, 2007 6:07 pm

1st messager. You're a twat. Not sure what Ball was thinking, hardly going to do any damage with a brochure.

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Anonymous December 19, 2007 7:20 pm

Ball...or Black.....unfortunate to see an element of football scum creeping into rugby a.k.a 1st commentNice video...well...interesting lol!

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Anonymous December 19, 2007 9:03 pm

Alan Black tried to make out that he got involved because he was scared and reacted out of fear, absolute bollocks he should face a fine for encouraging violence. He should just accept it like a man rather than make child-like pussy excuses

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Don December 20, 2007 1:01 am

I think it's hard enough and intense enough as the game rugby is...I just get pissed @ the jerks who want to turn everything to a fight...

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Chris P December 20, 2007 4:40 am

good to see a canadian boy in there, even though it sint the greatest example of canada rugby

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Cheyanqu December 21, 2007 5:51 pm

Almost as funny as the boxing bout where the guy is getting his ar*e kicked, and then his mom comes out in her flower dress and bashes the opponent with her handbag!

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Anonymous January 27, 2008 7:37 pm

how dissapointing.. when i noticed "wasps" and "60 year old" i thought this video might feature larence dallaglio in some way..

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thebiggestcee December 01, 2008 10:53 pm

Disgrace to Canadian Rugby the Cudmores are.. Jamie's brother Luke after the Argentina match in the Churchill Cup this year was bragging to the trainer about how he almost knocked out the Argentine prop. To those out there judging Canadians by this video and by Chris P's comment, Rugby in Canada is on the up.

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Anonymous March 15, 2011 7:36 pm

that Jamie Cudmore is such a tosser, he never reaches the headlines for any positive good rugby, only fighting and getting suspended. He's so useless, he should just quit....

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