Referee gets completely decked by No9 after controversial call
By Rugby Onslaught

Referee gets completely decked by No9 after controversial call

Taranaki No9 Logan Crowley decided to take the law into his own hands on Sunday against Wellington in the Bunnings NPC.

Just minutes after his teammate Ruben Love had his head almost swiped clean off by Wellington hooker Asafo Aumua, who only saw a yellow card, he had an opportunity to exact revenge on referee Stu Curran. With the ref standing just centimetres away from a ruck, Crowley fired the ball from point blank range into the face of Curran.

The referee crashed onto his knees before Crowley went and apologised, in what was actually a complete accident in truth. Take a look:


Wellington XV
15 C. Garden-Bachop
14 J. Savea
13 B. Proctor
12 P. Umaga-Jensen
11 N. Milner-Skudder
10 A. Morgan
9 T. Perenara
8 P. Lakai
7 D. Kirifi
6 T. Plumtree
5 C. Delany
4 J. Blackwell
3 P. Cowan
2 A. Aumua
1 X. Numia

16 J. O’Reilly
17 S. Sakalia
18 P. Sheck
19 J. To’omaga
20 K. Whitman
21 R. Judd
22 R. Love
23 R. Higgins

Taranaki XV
15 A. Lenox
14 M. Grindlay
13 D. Rona
12 T. Walden
11 V. Tikoisolomone
10 J. Potroz
9 L. Crowley
8 P. Sowakula
7 M. Loft
6 K. Boshier
5 M. Brown
4 J. Parete
3 D. Brighouse
2 R. Riccitelli
1 J. Proffit

16 B. Slater
17 M. O’Neill
18 K. Stewart
19 H. Cunningham
20 S. Jury
21 L. Blyde
22 D. Waite
23 K. Naholo