Wednesday Sep 5, 2018 Angry Wellington prop sees easy target so swings unbelievable low blow punch

Angry Wellington prop sees easy target so swings unbelievable low blow punch
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Waikato and Wellington both lost a player to the sin-bin today when the two sides squared off in Hamilton. Sevu Reece scored a hat-trick for the victorious Waikato side, but the 43-31 win featured a moment that stunned the commentary box.

Wellington prop Tolu Fahamokioa went on a run down the wing before being brought to ground then receiving a bit of an accidental knee in the head from Waikato number eight Jordan Manihera, which lead to him lashing out.  

His strike from the floor was a low and potentially devastating blow, resulting in a dust up that saw both players leaving the park temporarily.

Clearly fired up by what had happened, Fahamokioa then wanted more after the referee sent them to the sideline, but Manihera wisely opted out. Maybe he still felt a bit qweasy. 

It was a bizarre moment, and one rarely seen on the rugby field.

Perhaps one of the closest incidents to it was when Samoa’s James So’oialo grabbed Springbok Adriaan Strauss by the family jewels back in 2013. 

A year before that, Stephen Donald was on the wrong end of the ball, and just last week we saw a friendly fire head shot that was incredibly unfortunate. 

Fahamokioa might get a ban for this one but seeing as it appeared to be a bit of a glancing blow, it will possibly just get chalked down to a once off moment of madness in the heat of the battle. 

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  •  jeri
    jeri

    That's Sumo Stevenson, he's a gem. "He's gone straight for the baby maker!"

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  •  finedisregard
    finedisregard

    That Fijian Wellington loosehead is a punk.

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  •  pickay
    pickay

    Not sure the Wellington Prop really had the moral high grounds in the aftermath to act up all cocky after his not very ballsy cheap shot launched from the low grounds. But what really made my day was the commentator's quote in the end: "Well I've seen a lot of Mitre 10 cup in my time, but I've never seen something like that... I love this game!" Pure gold. :D

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