Scrum-half regrets running into lock and flanker in South African schools match
The combination of a scrum-half running into a lock and a flanker in a tight space rarely ends well for them, but it is not usually as bad as this.
In a South African schools match between Framesby and Marlow recently, the Framesby scrum-half was able to slip past his opposite man on the side of the pitch in a half break. However, that break was put to a swift stop when the Marlow lock and flanker combined to pick him up and drive him into touch, and the footage has made its way online.
The No9 had the last laugh though, as the referee awarded a penalty to his side, although it is not entirely clear what for as the hit looked legal. The scrum-half was fine as well, and got back to his feet immediately after.
Take a look at the tackle:
Elsewhere in South Africa, it was a productive weekend for the South African sides in the United Rugby Championship with the Bulls, Sharks and Stormers qualifying for the play-offs, with the Bulls and Stormers actually securing home playoff berths.
Vodacom United Rugby Championship quarter-finals (SA kick-off times):
Friday, 3 June
20h35: Ulster v Munster – Kingspan Stadium, Belfast
Saturday, 4 June
13h45: Vodacom Bulls v Cell C Sharks – Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria
16h15: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors – RDS Arena, Dublin
19h00: DHL Stormers v Edinburgh – DHL Stadium, Cape Town
QF1: Leinster v Glasgow Warriors
QF2: DHL Stormers v Edinburgh
QF3: Ulster v Munster
QF4: Vodacom Bulls v Cell C Sharks
Semi-final 1: Winners of QF1 play at home to winners of QF4 (Leinster/Glasgow Warriors v Vodacom Bulls/Cell C Sharks)
Semi-final 2: Winners of QF2 play at home to winners of QF3 (DHL Stormers/Edinburgh v Ulster v Munster)
Team with highest ranking from regular season league table will host Vodacom URC Grand Final.