Monday, 7 April 2008

Irish Tongan in hot water...again

Tongan headcase Epi Taione (aka "Paddy Power" during the Tongan team's World Cup campaign) was in trouble again at the weekend - receiving a straight red card for headbutting the Hurricanes' Jeremy Thrush while playing for the (Natal) Sharks in the Super 14.

Followers of Taione's career will know that this isn't the first time that the red mist has descended for him - as Munster's Dennis Leamy, who was infamously bitten by the Irish Tongan during a 2006 Munster v (Sale) Sharks Heineken Cup tie, will testify.

Taione received a six month for the biting incident and can expect little leniency for his latest indiscretion. His time with the Natal Sharks could prove to be even shorter than his stay with their South Manchester equivalents.

1 comment:

Nursedude said...

I actually sat through this dreadful match at one thirty AM my time with a South African friend. As your readers can see on the replay, it was blatant, and I am very curious to see what follow up sanctions will come down for this vile act. Even my friend, a Sharks fan, was just simply appalled by what he saw.