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Friday, June 25, 2010

Friday Funnies - Referee knocked out by clearing kick

Friday Funnies - Referee knocked out by clearing kick

There's still time for a Friday Funny today as this clip was sent in that features a scrumhalf doing something that the frustrated amongst you possibly wish you were able to do - knock a ref out while making it look accidental.

Seriously though, the ref in this clip took one of the biggest falcons - as it's called in those parts - that we've seen in a long time as the ball is cleared directly into his face.

It's the Kuttabul Camelboks up against Slade Point in Mackay a few weeks back as they're battling it out in the MDRU in Queensland, Australia.

The clip speaks for itself, but as you can see the poor ref gets himself right in the path of the clearing number nine's kick, getting a faceful of leather while spending a few minutes dreaming of better days.

Check out how far back the ball travels after it smashes him in the face. I wonder if the fullback had marked that, if it would have been allowed? Not that it matters - there was no ref.

If anyone has any further info about the origins of the clip, please feel free to get in touch. Have a great weekend all, enjoy the rugby, and if you're going to be reffing, stay on your toes.


Time: 0:47
Note: Credit to the original uploader. This version has been edited for RD though.

Posted at 8:34 pm | 22 comments

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Laz June 25, 2010 7:18 pm

Ouch! That's quite a knock there. Can't help laughing though! :P

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Dave June 25, 2010 7:27 pm

If there is one thing you can't beat in a video, it is comically looping the best bit....

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Anonymous June 25, 2010 9:42 pm

ouch.

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Anonymous June 25, 2010 10:46 pm

I didn't know that Jeffrey Lebowski is refering rugby game

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Euan June 25, 2010 11:41 pm

as someone who suffered something similar recently i can empathise (not a ref though...)

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(u-p)rick June 26, 2010 12:08 am

.....ouch....i have had the ball hit me in the face when charging it down...but my head was a bit turned and i think the fly half stuffed the kick up anyway...so other than a red mark i was ok...but this...im just glad i havent had one of those...

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VictorSoCalRuggger June 26, 2010 1:01 am

BOOM, HEADSHOT!!!

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leftovers June 26, 2010 1:30 am

Wow they play rugby in Mackay? That is pretty deep into league territory.

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Jeremy June 26, 2010 4:32 am

"I didn't know that Jeffrey Lebowski is refering rugby game"

Lol, now I see it too

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Anonymous June 26, 2010 5:55 am

stick to the wild west shows bill

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Anonymous June 26, 2010 6:13 am

The jerseys look like the old Springbok jerseys!

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Anonymous June 26, 2010 9:36 am

absolutely love the loop at the end,rofl!

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Tom June 26, 2010 9:36 am

love how the guy who kicked it just stands there all pissed off that the ref got in the way.

'what? he's knocked out? stupid prick...'

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Anonymous June 26, 2010 1:55 pm

(p.diddy voice) Take that, take that, take that (p.diddy voice)

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(u-p)rick June 26, 2010 6:10 pm

'love how the guy who kicked it just stands there all pissed off that the ref got in the way.'

I was thinking the same thing....

That look he gave, teamed up with RD description:
' a scrumhalf doing something that the frustrated amongst you possibly wish you were able to do - knock a ref out while making it look accidental.'

Actually got me thinking....

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Xavier June 26, 2010 7:38 pm

I just loved the ref's commentary:

"Someone just picked up the whistle, blew it and said "Time Off"." Priceless

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Anonymous June 28, 2010 1:43 am

Could only have been a front rower who would have blowen time off. LMAO.

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Pete June 28, 2010 8:05 am

Ha ha, go the camelboks, just cheked out there website, is pretty good. kuttabulrugby.com

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cheyanqui June 30, 2010 4:11 pm

The Dude abides

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Anonymous July 02, 2010 1:32 pm

Well, rugbydump fans i can proudly say i am the kicker of that ball Justin craib(CRAIBIE}"THE WHITE GREGEN" kuttabul camelboks Mackay QLD Australia and yes totally p'd off at the ref as the clearing kick would have put us on the attack,myself and the ref never saw "Eye to Eye" till the incident.Happy reading.

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Anna M Blanch July 03, 2010 9:01 pm

It is a clip from an Australian news station - it could be a regional station from in the area, but it might have been shown national - i think i recognize the commentator's voice.

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