Scottish Rugby Players Celebrate Huge Win Over Aussies With Flying Headbutt (Video)
When I first came across this story, I assumed the so-called “flying headbutt” was on purpose. After all, it’s rugby players we’re talking about, and they are nothing if not two things: tough as nails, and completely insane. But it turns out that they aren’t quite insane enough to intentionally smash their skulls together at high speeds. So the whole “flying headbutt” thing—which you’re about to see—was an accident.
Don’t worry, though, it’s still awesome.
The incident in question took place after the Scottish national rugby team had just secured a huge 9-6 upset over the Australian national team—ranked #2 in the world following their 3rd place finish in the 2011 Rugby World Cup—thanks to a brilliant penalty kick directly into a gale-force wind on the last play of the game.
Immediately after the winning strike, kicker Greig Laidlaw was swarmed by his teammates. And as they all started to pile on top of the guy, two of them—Joe Ansbro and Alasdair Strokosch—ended up colliding head-first.
Check it out:
Yeah. Ouch. Or in the words of the television commentator, “crikey.”
Anyway, Strokosch just got up, shook it off, and continued his celebration. Ansbro, on the other hand, required 10 stitches above his left eye. Don’t worry, though. He’s a rugby player, so I’m sure he’ll be good to go in a couple of days.
Still, you can chalk this one up as a celebration fail.
Hat Tip – [Telegraph]