LIST: 5 rugby players who were knocked out by teammates
There are rugby players who have been knocked out by a teammate. Some of the instances were accidents…others were anything but…
1. Gavin Henson
The Welshman hit headlines once again in 2013 after being knocked out in the Pig and Fiddle pub in Bath by one of his new teammate on Wednesday night. Witnesses filmed a team-mate, reported to be flanker Carl Fearns, who is 6ft 3in and 18st, squaring up to Henson before striking him in the face.
Aplon was unfortunate to be on the end of a clumsy Rynhardt Elstadt elbow midway through the first half as he flew into a tackle situation unaware that his left arm would produce a knockout blow.
3. Ryan Caldwell
O’Connell lost his nerve with the Ulster second-row in the build-up to the 2011 Rugby World Cup. The Munster legend threw a punch and he went down, unconscious with a tooth bursting his cheek. Caldwell swallowed a lot of blood and an ambulance had to rush him to the hospital. The team doctor later told O’Connell: “The story is, you nearly killed him.”