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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Romana Graham, his Dad, and a spectator fight it out in 2009

The incident with Imanol Harinordoquy's father that was posted earlier today is reminiscent of an ugly brawl that occured in New Zealand a few years ago, where the roles were reversed as a father was fighting on the sidelines, so his son ran to his aid.

Romana Graham, who as you can see in the related posts isn't afraid of getting his hands dirty, was minding his own business in the middle of the park when he noticed something happening on the sidelines. It turns out it was his old man arguing with another spectator, an injured prop from the opposition side.

Travis Church appears to shout onto the field as a player - Tau Moeke - is in the process of being yellow carded. Graham Senior, who in his time played for the New Zealand Maori, clearly didn't like what he was saying so approached him aggresively but was then struck from behind by a friend or relative of Church's. 

Waikato lock Graham, who was playing for Hautapu against Hamilton Marist at the time, saw this and jogged across to help out, accompanied by team-mate Moeke, before they both got stuck in.

At the end a Marist player comes across with a piece of wood, adding to the bizarre scene which resulted in the two Grahams, Moeke, and Church all being suspended for four weeks each.

This one wasn't in the RD archives somehow, so better late than never, here it is.

Posted at 6:06 pm | 9 comments

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Anon November 30, 2011 8:39 pm

Hate that when they hit from behind...

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jnfeehan November 30, 2011 8:43 pm

ouch. don't enjoy the fan inputs myself...

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DrLurch November 30, 2011 9:34 pm

My Life is Complete,
One of my vids made Rugbydump

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Rugbydump November 30, 2011 10:27 pm

I meant to credit you actually - thanks for the upload

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smrfit December 01, 2011 8:31 pm

Haha, youre my idol! :D

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ExeterUniRuggers November 30, 2011 10:35 pm

That was epic, cheers Lurch!!

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Centre December 01, 2011 4:22 am

That. was. utterly. batshit mental ! Ridiculous scenes! 4 weeks seems incredibly lenient for a genuinely vicious punch-up involving non-players.

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coops December 01, 2011 10:37 am

Wow. That is full on.

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