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Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Bath's Olly Barkley sorts out a transvestite pitch invader

Bath were beaten 16-9 by Sale Sharks on the weekend following a late try that ended their three-match losing streak. The moment everyone has been talking about though was this tackle from a grumpy looking Olly Barkley, on a pitch invader.

Bath needed a win to increase their chances of Heineken Cup inclusion, but it was the home side that snatched the win in front of the Edgely Park faithful.

Rob Miller scored the late try while Nick Macleod kicked the rest of Sale's points.

Barkley kicked three penalties for Bath but by the time a tranny pitch invader entered his vicinity, he'd had enough of what was a rather miserable night for the visitors, and took his frustrations out on the young man, who was out on a stag do.

Barkley dumped the guy to the turf, which was picked up by a fan in the stands, and wasn't shown on tv. Surprised at all the attention the tackle got, Barkley later shared his thoughts on Twitter.

In other Bath news, prop Duncan Bell, who has played more than 200 matches for the club, has annonced that he will be retiring from the game at the end of the season.

"I'd like to thank all the players, coaches and staff I've worked with and the fans who supported me throughout my career," said Bell, now aged 37.

"It's been a difficult decision, but I'm looking forward to new challenges."

Credit to the great work from the guy who filmed this, Mr SuperTighthead

Posted at 11:05 am | 14 comments

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Guesstimate April 17, 2012 12:22 pm

Nice. Should have taken a run up though.

In other news: first.

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Sankeor April 19, 2012 11:01 pm

Maybe but it would have been a shame if he missed the tackle after the pitch invader sidestepped him. ^^

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Guy April 17, 2012 12:36 pm

I donĀ“t know if I should feel sorry for the bloke or not. Obviously his mates made him do it as part of the stag-night.

On the other hand: streakers should be nude...

Wonder what happened to him rest of the night. Did he get locked up?

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ACanadianRef April 17, 2012 12:42 pm

wasn't over the top or violent, he simply helped security do their job, Kudos to him! Should somebody decide to invade the pitch, they ought to expect something to happen to them. I happen to recall something similar happening in Super Rugby last year, and a security guard hitting the invader way harder

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maverickcrag April 17, 2012 12:59 pm

This is the best Berkley-related incident I've seen since I saw him as a dribbling wreck outside The Lizard Lounge in Bristol 7 years ago...

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lgv April 17, 2012 1:52 pm

I was at the game and the streaker was annoying the Bath players several minutes. Barkley helped the security to end it.

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Stubby April 17, 2012 3:01 pm

ok Mr Angry
Transvestite pitch invader, feel better?
Or cross-dressed pitch invader?

Anyway the guy is going to get what he deserves, the poor sap. He is getting married.

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Robbo April 17, 2012 5:47 pm

Best tackle he's made all season.

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i love bacon April 17, 2012 7:25 pm

Wonder if it'll be going on his tackling stats for the year...

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Pretzel April 18, 2012 1:05 am

......considering he has slept with a transvestite?!, transexual?!...man now turned women.. I'd say he was the best person for this job!... maybe he is getting his own back on "those types"

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Pretzel April 18, 2012 1:07 am

wait a minute... i was thinking of Cipriani >.< Sigh.... "Sorry guys"

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Juggernauter April 18, 2012 4:46 pm

That's probably the best tackle in Barkley's career haha

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ShagsMalone April 20, 2012 5:18 am

This is how we do it down under LOL
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kTWOk6slU_Y

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