Referee Anthony Moyes will be heading to Rio for the Olympic Sevens, but last weekend he found himself on the wrong end of a Manly Marlins clearance kick that clipped him straight in the face, sending him to the turf. Let’s hope his positioning and reactions are a bit better in Rio!
It’s similar to the time Wayne Barnes got knocked down, and when Matt Toomua got ‘falconed’ in a Test match againt New Zealand. There was also that classic moment in Australia many years back, when a referee got knocked out by the ball.
In Rugby League in 2008 there was also a crazy incident as Queensland’s Michael Crocker got hit by the ball and had to leave the field, concussed.
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@worldrugby 7s Ref Anthony Moyes is one of the best in the game…but not good enough to dodge this bullet from @manly.marlins.rugby last weekend. Hope things go better for him at #rio2016 #mandown #snipered #bloopers #rugby #TORS #TheOtherRugbyShow @usasevensrugby @rugbycomau @rugbydump @rugbynation @rugbygram @pasionporrugby @officialrugbyrampage
Poor Moyes was actually taken out in 2013 too, as you can see below
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