I know rugby fights are nothing new, but this recent one between Karl Lawton and Brett Solomon is a perfect example of how much more badass the fights are in rugby than they are in football and probably any other non-combat sport.
While finding yourself in an unexpected 69 with your opponent might just be laughed off in football, these two guys saw no choice but to punch each other up in order to win back all their masculinity points:
Proper full on punches there from big, handy dudes. Doesn’t get a lot tougher than that.
You won’t see any football-style diving masterclasses in rugby, that’s for sure.