We all know that rugby is an extremely physical sport. But the report that a player bit another’s penis during a match in Australia — that’s some demented shit right there. Let’s let The Telegraph describe what happened:
A Bilambil player pulled down his shorts and alerted match officials to the alleged attack after the first-half brawl sparked by Tugun’s Watts in the Gold Coast Rugby League Bycroft Cup preliminary final on Sunday.
The player declined to make an official complaint but GCRL operations manager Tom Marzella confirmed footage of the match was being reviewed and charges could be laid if there was sufficient evidence.
[Anthony] Watts, who played for Sydney Roosters as hooker, appeared before media in Brisbane on Monday with his solicitor Mark Williams to deny the allegation.
William said Watts “absolutely denies that any biting of any nature has taken place. Now, if there has been any contact made to that particular area of this gentleman’s body, our client apologises.”
We know that rugby is a contact sport. Elbows are thrown, knees are driven, and heads are butted. But a man biting into any spot of an opponent — whether it’s an arm, or leg and especially a penis — is extreme.
Since the match was only televised with one camera, proving this might be difficult. If it is proved that this is an offense, that is worth a lifetime ban from not only the Gold Coast Rugby League, but any league in the world.
(H/T The Telegraph)