Former English international rugby player Billy Twelvetries caused a team fight in the “Cell Shark” victory over Gloucester in the Premier League on Saturday.
According to the British “Daily Mail,” Twelvetries, who played his last 22 international matches in 2015, pushed a water carrier as he wanted his team to retrieve the ball in the final minutes of the match in Kingsholm.
His angry encouragement and eagerness to return to play in this fashion angered the opponent. Tom Curry, the Cell Shark winger, responded by pushing Twelfstries to drop him to the ground.
The two sides entered into a battle on the touchline with the winger Marland Yard, and the referee showed a yellow card to Twelvetries, but he is subject to harsher penalties for his recklessness.
Sharek’s team held out until victory, which was late, snatching the lead and winning in the last two minutes.
Luke Josh Beaumont burst in and managed to clear the ball and let Gloucester slump to the bottom of the table with just one win in five matches. This was Cell Shark’s first win under Paul Deacon, who took over from Steve Diamond a month earlier.
“Emotions are burning, and I think a lot of people made it a bigger problem than it really is,” Deacon said after the match.
Gloucester’s final defeat in the Premier League came after they had made a 16-6 lead just before half-time and appeared to be doing well.
“If I was honest, I thought the players performed well and executed the plan well,” said Gloucester coach George Skiffington.
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