ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Wednesday May 30, 2018

Bizarre scenes with unpunished deliberate knock-on amidst friendly fire

The U20 World Championship kicked off yesterday in France with a number of closely fought encounters suggesting this year’s edition is set to be the most competitive yet. Below is one of the stranger incidents of the day though.

Italy U20s got off to the perfect start with a 27-26 victory over Scotland U20 in Béziers, despite losing a man to the sin-bin in the first half.

Indeed, they were lucky they weren’t reduced to 13 men early in the second period as Lodovico Manni appeared to deliberately knock the ball on as the Scots were on the attack.

Bizarrely, the referee ignored what seemed to be an obvious infringement on the Italian side. Instead he opted to attend to the injured lock Edoardo Iachizzi.

Iachizzi was unfortunate enough to have copped a fistful of teammate Manni just before that, as the pair tried to tackle Scotland winger Kyle Rowe.

What Manni probably didn’t realise was that in inadvertently taking out his teammate, he also likely saved himself 10 minutes on the sidelines!

It was a nip-and-tuck match throughout and was ultimately settled by another sin-binning, this time for Sam Grahamslaw late on in the game.

Prop forward Niccolo Taddia was the hero of the game for Italy as he dived over for the winning try in the 83rd minute.

Deliberate knock-on goes un-sanctioned by referee

Match highlights

credit: world rugby

ADVERTISEMENT

Related Articles

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Sergio Parisse: Greatest number 8 of all...

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana...

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Experience the Haka in first person



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Jero De La Fuente pulls Hamstring and uses it to score incredible try

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Waisale Serevi: The greatest sevens player ever

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    David Campese: The Aussie all time great

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    The man who once raced a Cheetah: Bryan Habana

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Controversial Etzebeth Incident Still Being Debated

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Juan Imhoff Takes Full Power Frans Steyn Kick To The Face

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Springbok Fans Left Reeling At Officiating Despite Convincing Win

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Bundee Aki Shown Red Following Ludicrous Challenge

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    The Latest Tuilagi Has Just Made His Top14 Debut And Is A MONSTER

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    Harlequins fans furious at refereeing decision that gives Exeter the win

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Carlos Spencer Proves Why He Is Rugby's Greatest Ever Magician

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Worcester name 41-year-old academy coach in tonight's premiership cup clash

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Crazy refereeing decision leads to All Blacks win

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Speculation rife after apparent handshake snub in All Blacks coaching box

View All

Funnies

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    John Smit Shares Epic Bakkies Botha Story Highlighting Why Opponents Feared Him

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Heart-warming drop goal competition between Foster and Reece goes viral

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Hilarious Streaker Tries To Distract Sharp Shooting Goal Kicker

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Throwback To The Wildest Conversion In Rugby History

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    "I'd Beat Him" Quade Cooper Speaks Out On Potential Jake Paul Fight

View All

Amateur

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 8 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Hilarious Club House Antics Shows Rugby Spirit

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: South African Schools Rugby Is On Fire

View All

Player Features

  • 4 DAYS AGO

    Joe Simmonds addresses lack of form in honest interview

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Rugby great Eddie Butler sadly passes away

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Graham Rowntree reacts to missing out on 2003 world cup in fascinating video

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Official: Christian Wade signs for French club

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Etzebeth proves to be rugby's biggest thug once again

View All