Rugby Punch, No Problem

Tom Youngs is punched by Salesi Ma'afu in Aviva Premiership semifinal between Northampton and Leicester

Tom Youngs is punched by Salesi Ma’afu in Aviva Premiership semifinal between Northampton and Leicester

Rugby players are known for leaving it all on the field and that includes the play and the occasional punch from an opponent.

In the recent Aviva Premiership semifinal between Northampton and Leicester Tigers, the Saints Salesi Ma’afu his shown a red card by referee JP Doyle after punching the Tigers Tom Youngs.  The tighthead prop’s left hook was no match for the hooker.

But it was no big deal as the 2 made up via social media after the match even offering to get together for the traditional post match beer.

 

Northampton edged Leicester 21-20 in the match at Franklin Garden’s to advance to the Aviva Premiership final where they will face Saracens.