4. Leon Bott sends player to hospital with ruptured spleen
Leon Bott completely mistimed a tackle under a high ball, smashing Randwick’s David Dillon early, putting him in intensive care with a ruptured spleen.
Surgery followed, but Dillon recovered well.
3. Alesana Tuilagi again…this time on Mark Cueto
n 2005 England hosted Samoa at Twickenham in a match that produced a record score, with the visitors taking a 40-3 hiding, but the game was marred by a few ugly incidents in the second half.
With five minutes left in the game, Mark Cueto was taken out in the air with by a reckless challenge from wing Alesana Tuilagi.
Cueto confronted Tuilagi, and a mass brawl ensued, with Lewis Moody running in, unleashing a barrage of punches.
Referee Mark Lawrence had little option but to red-card both Tuilagi and Moody.