Video: Rugby player suspended after breaking opponent's jaw with a knee to the face 6 years ago

Video: Rugby player suspended after breaking opponent's jaw with a knee to the face

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyYWDoaM-vY

You're always told to tackle low in rugby. Sometimes tackling low means a fractured jaw.

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Konrad Hurrell of the New Zealand Warriors will land himself with a three week suspension, after this gruesome knee o the face that left an opponent hospitalised.

He took on the ball in his side's meeting with the Cronulla-Sutherland Sharks at the weekend, with the Sharks Anthony Tupou attempting to tackle him.

Hurrell jumped knee-first at the tackler, connecting with his face and sending him crashing to the ground.

While he wasn't given a card at the time, he was put on report by the referee, and it's expected he'll pick up a three week suspension.

His opponent, Tupou wasn't so lucky, ending up in hospital with a quadruple fractured jaw, and several dislodged teeth.

Tupou later posted this incredibly sore looking post to Twitter.

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