Friday, February 01, 2013

Friday Funnies - Flanker gets away with sneaky slap at scrum

You may remember that a few years back we posted a clip that featured Southland prop Chris King sneakily slapping his opposite number in an ITM Cup match against Waikato.

On that occasion King was spotted by the ref and penalised, but in a club game recently, and at a slightly lower level, young flanker Michael Fletcher decided he'd try something similar.

As you can see here, he got away with it, as both the referee and the slapped player did nothing about his cheeky, muddy swat, much to the amusement of the supporters on the sideline.

Posted by Rugbydump at 7:21 pm | View Comments (16)

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POb February 01, 2013 11:33 pm

Regardless of what had went on previously in this game, that is not cool.

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WelshWonder February 01, 2013 11:38 pm

I dont see how thats funny?! are any 'cheap' shots funny?

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ConorM February 01, 2013 11:41 pm

This is the Old Boys team from my school and I know it seems malicious but this is only social game and the two are friends

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Ottawa Rugger February 02, 2013 12:42 am

I hope that's the case. A cheap shot like that wouldn't be alright in most games, but I would find it funny if I were playing in a game like that

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DrG February 04, 2013 1:08 am

I'm with Ottawa Rugger on this one, I am all for cheeky nudges, and even just irritating an opposite flanker, but that clout was hard. My downfall I'm sure, but I think that would have sparked something nasty in me if I was on the receiving end of that...

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RPL February 02, 2013 12:46 am

What teams are these? Looks Irish.

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Reality February 02, 2013 1:31 am

Undoubtedly English. The accents gives it away (as well as the loutish behaviour ;) ).

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OneeyedCanessuppport March 04, 2013 5:38 pm

It's in New Zealand. The sponsor is ITM , which I only know of in NZ, and Southland and Waikato are in New Zealand. Undoubtedly English?? Ever heard a Brit say Waikato? It's not pretty.

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Wilko February 02, 2013 1:50 am

Is it me or does the fly-half get intercepted at the end of the video?

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bobby123 February 02, 2013 2:31 am

That is a pretty pussy move...
and that's the fattest scrum half I have ever seen, not to mention the ref.

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brecor February 02, 2013 9:39 pm

I know this might sound crazy to you, but it's not professional!

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Lucius February 04, 2013 9:12 pm

There was a fly on his face

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bokke ball carrier 1 May 14, 2013 9:57 pm

I'm pretty sure that is actually Oliver Blazeby, ???

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EnglishDave1 May 30, 2013 5:48 am

It is up north in Yorkshire. Probably Dewsbury going off the accent. Would love to see the next scrum.

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rr2715 June 11, 2013 5:12 am

recognise that ref, is one of the sides littleborough?

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