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Percy Montgomery's nightmare vs Clermont

BY Grant Constable  ·  Tuesday May 20, 2008

Percy Montgomery's nightmare vs Clermont

With the ever increasing amount of Southern Hemisphere players plying their trade all across Europe, it’s always interesting to follow up and see how they’ve been doing playing for their new club.

I was sent this footage recently of Springbok World Cup winner Percy Montgomery having an absolute nightmare for his club Perpignan in the south of France.

The game was against Clermont in the Top 14 and as you’ll see by this clip, Percy had a few embarrassing moments, namely getting shoved aside by big Napolioni Nalaga , dropping a high ball which resulted in a try, and getting involved amongst the rough stuff with the forwards for whatever reason.

Percy looked far from happy, particularly with the hair pulling, but this isn’t really a fair reflection of his season I’m sure. And with him more than likely returning home to play for his country soon, I’m willing to bet this was just a random off day and that he’ll be back to his best in no time.

It was however quite funny to see the treatment he received from the Clermont forwards, who clearly weren’t happy with the amount of bleach that entered the driving maul.

Disclaimer: Under no circumstances does Rugbydump condone the pulling of back line players’ hair on the rugby field. While it’s funny to see and not experience, if you do it on the field you will be penalised, and possibly punched in the ribs. So be responsible and play by the rules at all times.

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