"Dirty bas***d" - Eben Etzebeth slammed for cheap shot in European final - Ruck

“Dirty bas***d” – Eben Etzebeth slammed for cheap shot in European final

Lyon won the first European title in their history as they overpowered French counterparts Toulon 30-12 in the Challenge Cup final in Marseille.

One sour note in the contest was a cheap shot by Toulon’s Eben Etzebeth on winger Davit Niniashvili.

The 19-year-old had just prior put the Springbok lock on his backside before Etzebeth took the laws into his own hands with a cheap shot.

THE INCIDENT:

As you can see below, this is clearly a bit of dirty play from Etzebeth.

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Fans have ranked the five most ‘HATED’ rugby players in the world

For every force of good there is in rugby union, there is an equal force of bad to provide balance. A yin to their yang. For every hero, a villain.

As much fun as it is to see the sport’s most treasured icons succeed, audiences can sometimes take equal pleasure in seeing a star plummet from the heavens and fall to the depths below.

We’ve compiled a list of those who, whether it be for their antics on or off the pitch, have developed an unenviable reputation in the game, not just among certain sets of fans or clubs, but by the entire football population.

#5. Dan Biggar (Wales)

Biggar is the epitome of players you hate until they are on your team.The way the fly-half continues to moan to referees vociferously has seemingly only got worse throughout his career. It got so bad that popular online personality and diehard Scotland fan Glove39 made a video called ‘birdman’ mocking the way in which he always raises his arms in frustration to officials.

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