With our regular Midweek Madness slot here on RD, we do our best to feature the most unique or bizarre moments from the world of rugby. Scouring the globe for interesting clips often includes searching through the world of Rugby League, which always seems to produce an interesting clip or two.
In the recent State of Origin series, Game Three, in which Queensland secured the title, saw burly Melbourne Storm second rower Michael Crocker knocked out from a hit to the head, ending his night temporarily after 51 minutes.
Crocker, who will next year be leaving for England to play for Hull FC, took the blow to the head as he seemingly attempted to charge down a kick. You should always get your arms up in front of you though, and in fact, Crocker didn’t really attempt to charge it down at all. He just kinda ran into it.
The impact from the Mitchell Pierce kick on Crocker’s melon was such that it knocked him out cold for a minute or two.
Crocker left the field, and this ‘Falcon’ will go down in Origin history as one of the more memorable ever seen.
The moral of the story? Don’t turn your back on a kick.