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Video: Streaker shows his tackle at rugby match

A streaker took to the field to tackle a Newcastle University player during their annual Varsity match against Team Northumbria
A streaker took to the field to tackle a Newcastle University player during their annual Varsity match against Team Northumbria INM

FOR the fans, a streaker can often provide a moment of laughter when they invade a sporting pitch, although it's usually frustrating and tedious for those actually competing.

Well imagine the frustration you would have if one tackled you during a game of rugby.

The annual match between Team Northumbria and Newcastle University at Newcastle's Kingston Park was suddenly plunged into chaos when Team Northumbria suddenly gained a one-man advantage - albeit a one-man naked advantage.

With Newcastle on the attack, the streaker - wearing nothing but a pair of socks and a pipe in his mouth - tackled one of the opposition.

Perhaps gobsmacked with what had just happened, the players continued to compete for the ball, before a number of Newcastle players realised what had just happened in front of them.

Three of them went for the streaker, with one even attempting to kick the naked sportsman. Soon, both teams were brawling with each other, leaving the streaker to make a slick getaway behind the commotion.

The Newcastle Student Radio provided commentary for the game, and the line "This is the worst thing to have happened in the history of the clash of the titans" certainly makes for comedic listening.

Northumbria eventually triumphed 29-10 once the brawl had settled down, and their coach Si Culley said: "it's always hard in a derby match."

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