Hot off the press from SMH 'Spiteful' rugby match ends in king hit and brawl Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/spiteful--rugby-match-ends-in-king-hit-and-brawl-20120723-22k4a.html#ixzz21RWi9vyv A "spiteful" and "physical" boys' rugby union game in Sutherland Shire led to police being called when an alleged king hit sparked a brawl between two teams. The clash between the under-16 teams of Sylvania Bulldogs and Coogee Seahorses happened when a Coogee player allegedly punched an opponent in the face as the teams went to shake hands after the match yesterday. Parents and supporters restrained players in a scuffle that lasted up to 30 seconds, witnesses say. Sutherland police were called to the incident at A.R. Hurst reserve and interviewed referees, linesmen and spectators. "It's something which is out of the ordinary here," Sutherland police Inspector Bourchier said. "Obviously there was a bit of spite during the match and there was some conversation in the match between the man that we've classified as the offender and the victim. The offender was allegedly held back from his own players and then ran around them and punched the victim in the face." Police described the match as a "spiteful" and "physical" game that twice needed an ambulance to be called to the ground. One player dislocated his elbow and an opponent broke his arm as a result of separate incidents during general play. Coogee won the game but their celebrations were cut short by the alleged king hit by their player. Police will continue their investigations and, depending on the evidence, will decide whether to press charges. "Bearing in mind that they're kids, a lot of outside influences come in to play so it depends what evidence we have at the end of the investigation," Inspector Bourchier said. Sylvania Bulldogs president Craig Townsend said that there was no ongoing rivalry between the clubs or pre-existing tension from past meetings that may have attributed to the fight. "The whole incident is disappointing, to be honest with you. The fact that a player from a winning team would choose to do what he did is a disgrace," he said. "The full-time whistle went, the boys all lined up to shake hands at the end of the game. One of the players from the opposition allegedly king hit one of the Sylvania players and that made the whole thing erupt." The Coogee Seahorses would not comment on the incident but they are conducting their own internal investigation, which will be sent to Sydney Junior Rugby Union. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/spiteful--rugby-match-ends-in-king-hit-and-brawl-20120723-22k4a.html#ixzz21RXWaZVg What was going on over the weekend?? Full Moon or something There is the above involving police. There were Sendoffs galore at Scots v Kings. Plenty of Yellow cards in the rest of the School boy games. Can't really see how a Seahorse could attack a Bulldog? Must have been a really agressive little seahorse. EDIT: One of the Junior Jarses has just told me that Facebook gossip is that there was a big blue at the end of the Randwick vs Easts 3rds Colts over the weekend as well. Seems as if fighting wasn't just a Schoolboy/junior rugby issue. Reinforces the question, what was special over last weekend in particular?