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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Midweek Madness - Committed schoolboy puts head down, tackles referee

We've seen various incidents over the years involving referees getting too close to the action, and they're usually quite popular as everyone enjoys a laugh, apparently more so when it happens to involve a referee.

Last week we saw Wayne Barnes hit in the face from a Munster clearance kick, and then there was also an amusing, albeit scary, clip of big Opeti Fonua's charge that knocked down a referee.

This one is slightly different though as it took place in Ulster schools rugby. It was was submitted by a user recently and while it's not what we'd usually post, it had to be shared.

Watch carefully as Josh Fullerton gets beaten by the flanker's step, but head down and committed to the tackle, he takes out the referee (accidentally, of course).

It's possible his coach said 'Tackle anything that moves' before kickoff.

View some of the aforementioned clips, and more funnies, in the Related Posts below. There's one there that shows Mike Blair tackling the referee in a Springboks vs Scotland game in 2006.

Posted by Rugbydump at 11:06 am | 7 comments

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knockon January 30, 2013 3:45 pm

almost got his head the wrong side but good tackle !!

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matt the mauler January 30, 2013 4:50 pm

Smart tactic. Get stepped by the flanker who's going to burst beyond the gain line. Tackle the ref and he stops play. Genius.

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Harry Craig January 31, 2013 2:34 am

was just noticeing the lovely surroundings of the pitch.

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Marty Kelly January 31, 2013 4:08 am

Haha I know the young ref Peter Martin taught him accounting last year. If his reffing is as good as his trial balance he deserved it lol

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browner January 31, 2013 3:55 pm

It's the referee'd fault......................
a] his positioning was poor, he'd vitually cut out the pass option,
b] All participants are wearing Black shorts , the referee should have been wearing a 'distinguishing colour.

I take 2 -3 sets of kit to matches, to ensure I 'stand out' from the players, as part of my avoid getting bashed strategy.

The Lad should get a 'A' for effort .... & maybe £250 from 'You've been framed" ?

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Chris W February 01, 2013 1:58 pm

Campbell College CCB!! Northern Ireland

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Andrew Howes May 08, 2013 11:33 pm

Danie Russouw also got smashed at the end of the video clip !!

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