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Good sportsmanship after another Owen Franks head clash

first_imgMonday Apr 18, 2011 Good sportsmanship after another Owen Franks head clash Last weekend Owen Franks and Flip Van Der Merwe had a horrible head clash that ended the night for the big Bulls second rower. On Saturday Franks did it again, this time against the Chiefs. When tackling and colliding with Van Der Merwe of the Bulls, Crusaders prop Franks barely flinched. This time it was he who made the charge into Tanerau Latimer, and even though bandage and a bit of repair work was needed, he stayed on the field. The collision happened directly from kick off, in the first passage of play, thus ending the night for Latimer who took the knock just 35 seconds into it. He has now been forced to miss the Chiefs’ two match tour of South Africa after suffering a concussion. “We don’t think there’s anything broken but it was certainly a pretty significant head clash,” said coach Ian Foster. “We were probably one player short and Lats’ injury in that first minute changed the way we wanted to execute things. “The last 15mins was the period they started to get a bit more dominant at the breakdown, whereas our plan was probably similar to theirs but we didn’t have an extra player to bring on at that time.” The Chiefs lost the game 34-16. If something positive could come from it, it was the way in which Crusaders hooker Corey Flynn reacted, attending to the opposition player by turning him over with the help of Fritz Lee . It was great to see, and while Flynn was actually involved in an unsavoury incident later in the match, that’s another story altogether, so credit should be given for his sporting gesture. Time: 01:50 ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play , See it to Believe it Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingShe Was the Most Beautiful Girl in the World. What She Looks Like Now is InsaneNueey30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueey10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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