This Day In Sports History (September 17th) – 1988 Summer Olympics
Springboks’ Dean Greyling Delivers Vicious Elbow To The Head Of All Blacks’ Richie McCaw (Video)
Another chapter was added to one of rugby’s most storied rivalries, as the New Zealand All Blacks faced off against the South Africa Springboks during Round 4 of the 2012 Four Nations Rugby Championship on Saturday. And it was a rather brutal chapter, to say the least, as the match was marred by a vicious elbow to the head of All Blacks captain Richie McCaw, courtesy of the Springboks’ Dean Greyling.
It took place during the 64th minute of the All-Blacks’ 21-11 victory, as Greyling leaped over a ruck and clocked McCaw in the jaw. That reckless act earned the Boks’ prop ten minute in the sinbin, as he has since been suspended for South Africa’s upcoming Round 5 match-up against Australia.
You can watch it all unfold in the video blow:
Needless to say, that elbow could have (and probably should have) earned Greyling more than just a one-game break.