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Wednesday Jan 4, 2017

Midweek Madness - Referee accidentally trips flyhalf before kick at goal

Midweek Madness - Referee accidentally trips flyhalf before kick at goal
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Today on our social channels we shared a classic photo of a referee being accidentally tackled by Scotland scrumhalf Mike Blair, way back in 2006. With that in mind, here is a more recent clip from a few weeks back, with a referee being on the other side of it, as he comically tripped a goalkicker.

We usually see referees on the wrong side of a physical contest, rarely deliberately, but it’s not very often that you’ll see an official knock over a player.

It happened to flyhalf Laurence May during the Doncaster vs Cornish Pirates match though, as he stepped back to prepare for a kick at goal, but caught the heel of the official and swiftly ended up on his rear end, much to the amusement of the crowd.

As Dewi Morris said in commentary, good thing there was no injury from it!

The aforementioned classic photo from ten years ago is below, plus Blair’s comment today:

WATCH: Blair tackles the referee as Breyton Paulse scores

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7 Comments

  • rugbydump
    3:52 PM 14/01/2017

    Send us a link? Email or here. All submissions/contributions help. Thanks

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  • drg
    10:54 AM 08/01/2017

    Missed out on a Welsh player either swearing or gesturing a referee and getting carded for it though....

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  • stroudos
    9:23 AM 06/01/2017

    Awesome. It's like five star hotel service round here. ????

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  • rugbydump
    1:12 PM 05/01/2017

    Yip, posted now

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  • drg
    11:37 AM 05/01/2017

    Red card, 6 month ban... ..I haven't seen the incident but I'm training to become a member of the rugby judicial committee..

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  • stroudos
    10:16 AM 05/01/2017

    Hey RD - will we be treated to the footage of England-captain-in-waiting Maro Itoje's football-style sliding tackle? Not sure how I feel about it myself - it was very effective and typically athletic, but can't help thinking it was also bloody dangerous. Would be quite interested to hear what other visitors to these esteemed pages made of it.

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  • drg
    10:19 PM 04/01/2017

    ...I'm just waiting for the social justice warriors to jump all over Mike Blair's comment...

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