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Fred Tuilagi Junior yellow carded for high tackle just 7 seconds from kickoff

Fred Tuilagi Junior yellow carded for high tackle just 7 seconds from kickoff

Look out world, there is another Tuilagi on the loose. This time it’s Freddie Tuilagi’s son, and if first glance is anything to go by, he looks every bit as menacing as the rest of the famous family. His entry to Premiership 7s didn’t go too well though, coming to a halt just seconds in.

At the Singha Premiership 7s at Kingston Park young Tuilagi was blown up just seven seconds into Leicester Tiger’s match against Worcester Warriors.

He flew in high, nearly decapitating the Warriors number nine, giving the referee little choice.

It could well be one of the quickest ever yellow cards issued in any form of the game.

Fred Junior is yet another in a long line of Tuilagis to have played at Leicester in the last 15 years, following on from dad Freddie, uncles Henry, Alesana, Anitelea, Vavae and Manu, as well as older brother Brian.

All eyes will be on him as he looks to make the step up to the big time, with massive shoes to fill.

Despite Tuilagi being off the field, and the Tigers having another player sinbinned too, they held on after a missed Warriors conversion late in the game meant that they won the match 26-24.

View the match highlights on the next page

credit: btsport/premiershiprugby

credit: btsport/premiershiprugby


  •  drg
    7:57 PM 04/08/2016

    Well, it was sort of one of those "runs in the family" type of moments... But I for one am interested in the prospect of another bloody Tuilagi... Rather terrifying really... Sort of an underlying jealousy of the fact this guy has some immense brothers to coach him to be the player be can be, but this guy has a good way to go but I'm sure he'll get there. Not long before they can have their own team I guess...

  •  finedisregard
    2:24 PM 04/08/2016

    You're correct and it's not as bad as it was in the 90's. Did you know that there is an underground Polynesian league in Utah that has nothing to do with USA Rugby?

  •  moo
    10:32 PM 03/08/2016

    What an unintelligent tw*t. That's neither adrenaline, nor youthful enthusiasm. That is just dumb. I hope the Tigers coaches gave him a right bollocking, as they will know how lucky it was they weren't reduced to 6 for the rest of the match!

  •  canafrikaaner
    9:07 PM 03/08/2016

    Please dont glorify anything about this type of bullshit!


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