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Ronan O'Gara pummeled by Duncan McRae - Lions Tour 2001

BY Grant Constable  ·  Monday Jun 11, 2007

Ronan O'Gara pummeled by Duncan Macrae - Lions Tour 2001

During the British & Irish Lions 2001 tour match against New South Wales in Australia, tempers frayed and Duncan McRae was deservedly sent off for repeatedly punching Ronan O’Gara in the face.

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Subsequent fights broke out across the pitch and four yellow cards followed – two for each side – as the referee tried to get a grip on the game.

When the restart finally came, only 25 players were involved and the Lions got their first points of the half from a penalty kick by the unerringly accurate Wilkinson.

Final score NSW 24-41 Lions

You can view a more comprehensive wrap of the ‘Waratahs War’ here

https://youtu.be/8Fa6HsY4ZC8

 

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