Sunday, October 26, 2008
Big Samoan hooker Trevor Leota was red carded on the weekend for his huge hit in the Top 14 as Mont-de-Marsan and Biarritz battled it out at Satde Guy-Boniface.
It was a first victory away from home for Biarritz, thanks in part to an excellent second half. The 33-6 bonus point win ended a terrible run of 12 consecutive away losses.
USA winger Zee Ngwenya got on the scoresheet with a well taken try from a pinpoint kick by Dimitri Yachvili. Another from Damien Traille and some accurate goalkicking from Yachvili later on sealed the win.
With ten minutes to go in the game former Wasps and Freestate hooker Leota was red carded for this terrible looking hit on Nicolas Brusque. Leota is famed for being an uncompromising hooker, and is one of the hardest tacklers around.
Brusque can now testifty to that, as he was taken in the air with this clothesline that really did look more WWE than rugby. The referee made the judgement that Leota wasn't playing the ball, but simply wanted to destroy Brusque. I'd say he wasn't too far off.