Rugby Union used to be famous for the good behaviour of its crowds.
But the Canberra Times brings word (and an all important picture) of all in brawling when the Queanbeyan Whites met the Tuggeranong Vikings in the local grand final for the John I. Dent Cup.
- About 100 fans clashed at Viking Park yesterday with security guards and players scrambling to break up fights between opposing supporter groups on the field.
Pushing and shoving turned into punches after the Vikings scored after the siren to beat the Whites 30-28 and claim the John I. Dent Cup.
Good-natured banter erupted into violence when Vikings’ supporters ran on to the ground and started singing their team song to Queanbeyan fans.
I blame a lack of tweed.