Mon 3 Aug 2020 | 10:39

Smith and Weber exchange pleasantries in the shortest Aotearoa brawl

Smith and Weber exchange pleasantries in the shortest Aotearoa brawl
Mon 3 Aug 2020 | 10:39
Smith and Weber exchange pleasantries in the shortest Aotearoa brawl
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New footage has emerged of the shortest brawl in New Zealand’s Super Rugby Aotearoa between Highlanders scrumhalf Aaron Smith and his Chiefs counterpart Brad Weber.

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Smith took exception to a Weber try-saving tackle, in which the latter struck the former in the face with a swinging arm. Smith was visibly not happy with Weber’s tackle technique and proceeded to swing wildly in an attempt to land a blow. However, he missed with all his attempts which Weber – speaking to RugbyPass – described as “freestyle swimming”.

 

The incident took place with the Chiefs holding a comfortable 24-0 lead after 27 minutes of play but it seems that it sparked the Highlanders to life, with Smith being the catalyst in the Landers walking away narrow 33-31 victors.

To his credit though, Weber saw the funny side of it all.

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