Rugby Match Gets Even More Full Contact With Heel Hooks

There are some people who probably shouldn’t cross train. Case in point: This guy.

Rugby is already one of the more savage full contact sports out there. Unfortunately for one player on the North Wales Crusaders, the savagery escalated to outright assault when a player on the opposing Rochdale Hornets decided to coda his tackle with a heel hook. After rupturing the ACL of Alex Thompson assailant Tony Suffolk runs off like a rec soccer starter looking for sideline orange slices, leaving Thompson writhing on the ground while onlookers protest audibly.

If your sense of honor is (rightly) ruffled by this shameful display, take some solace. According to reports Suffolk was later suspended for 10 games by The Rugby Football League and paid a small fine of about $100USD.

Don’t be like Tony Suffolk, kids.


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Kimberly Kaye
Kimberly Kaye is a purple belt under NOLA MMA's Professor Matthias Meister, Mestre Valencio Cocada, and Ray Lopez. When she's not being choked or kicked by large Louisianians, she's an integrative wellness coach working primarily with fighters and autoimmune disease patients. In her free time she rehabilitates of deaf bully breed dogs no one else wants. Kimberly coexists with the rare diseases CIPO and Ehler-Danlos Syndrome, and is an advocate for disabled individuals in the martial arts community and world at large.
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