Seems that violence on the rugby field is not only restricted to South Africa.
A man will be reported to the Australian Rugby Union after a wild brawl involving players and spectators at Byron Bay’s annual rugby sevens tournament in northern New South Wales.
Officials from the Byron Rugby Club say up to 50 people were on the field after a fight broke out between a Queensland-based Fijian team and a New Zealand side.
The club’s Russell Rae says it took about 20 minutes for order to be restored, and the Queensland team was disqualified.
“Actually a supporter from the team came on and started throwing punches, king-hitting people and running around generally mucking up and it all sort of kicked off from there,” he said.
“All the players came on from both teams and players from Byron were there pulling people off.”