Vermeulen hilariously treats two fighting backs like school children
“When Duane Vermeulen politely tells you to behave yourself, I think the thing to do is behave yourself,” where the words of the commentator as South Africa No8 Vermeulen grabbed hold of two fighting players yesterday.
As Ulster hosted the Sharks yesterday in the United Rugby Championship at the Kingspan Stadium, Sharks winger Werner Kok attempted a fairly energetic clearout on Ulster centre James Hume at the ruck and a fight ensued.
As the two scrapped, all 6’4″ and 120kg of the home side’s No8 Vermeulen towered over the two of them and pulled them apart. It must have been quite demeaning for the two players to be separated as if they were school children. After pulling them apart, Vermeulen just smirked at his compatriot Kok.
Ulster came away with the 24-21 win, securing them a home quarter final in the URC and therefore condemning the Sharks to an away quarter-final. Ulster will now host Munster in two weeks in an all Irish affair, while the Sharks will travel to the Bulls in an all South African affair. Meanwhile, Leinster will host the Glasgow Warriors and the Stormers will host Edinburgh.
Take a look at the incident:
These were the teams:
Ulster: Mike Lowry, Rob Baloucoune, James Hume, Stuart McCloskey, Ethan McIlroy, Billy Burns, John Cooney, Andrew Warwick, Rob Herring, Tom O’Toole, Alan O’Connor, Iain Henderson (CAPT), Marcus Rea, Nick Timoney, Duane Vermeulen
Replacements: John Andrew, Eric O’Sullivan, Gareth Milasinovich, Kieran Treadwell, Matty Rea, Nathan Doak, Stewart Moore, Rob Lyttle
Cell C Sharks: Aphelele Fassi, Werner Kok, Lukhanyo Am, Marius Louw, Makazole Mapimpi, Curwin Bosch, Jaden Hendrikse, Ox Nche, Bongi Mbonambi, Thomas du Toit (CAPT), Ruben van Heerden, Reniel Hugo, Siya Kolisi, Henco Venter, Phepsi Buthelezi
Replacements: Kerron van Vuuren, Ntuthuko Mchunu, Khutha Mchunu, Hyron Andrews, Jeandre Labuschagne, Sikhumbuzo Notshe, Grant Williams, Boeta Chamberlain