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Mass brawl between rival rugby teams sees FOUR players sent off as officials launch investigation

What a ruck-us! Mass brawl between rival rugby teams during a local derby sees FOUR players sent off as discipline chiefs launch an official investigation

  • Footage was recorded at the match between Cambrian and Treorchy in Wales
  • Occurred in second half of top versus bottom meeting Division One East Central
  • Two players from each side were given straight red cards as a result of the fracas

A mass brawl between rival rugby teams was caught on camera before four players were sent off and discipline chiefs launched an official investigation.

The footage was recorded by a spectator at the match between Cambrian and Treorchy in Wales on Saturday.

In the video, Cambrian Welfare RFC can be seen wearing red jerseys with Treorchy wearing the darker black-and-white striped kit.

The scuffle is already well underway when the clip begins with the crowd watching on from the stands and shouting down to the players.

The referee blows his whistle in an attempt to get the situation under control but none of the 30 players on the pitch seem to notice.

In the centre of the brawl, several Cambrian players can be seen grappling with a member from the opposing team before they drag him to the ground.

Other players splinter off into mini-groups as a tirade of kicks and punches are launched from members of both teams.

The footage was recorded by a spectator in the stands for the match between Cambrian and Treorchy in Wales on Saturday with the scuffle already well underway when the clip begins

Players splinter off into mini-groups as a tirade of kicks and punches are launched from members of both teams

Players splinter off into mini-groups as a tirade of kicks and punches are launched from members of both teams

The referee tries once again to blow his whistle before looking around in despair.  

One group stumbles closer toward the crowd as dozens of players pile in on top of each other. 

The referee walks over as the two sides separate and help their team mates off the floor.

The brawl then seems to come to an end as the players start to walk away from each other. 

The referee takes a few steps back as several Cambrian players follow him and the video ends shortly after.

The referee blows his whistle in an attempt to get the situation under control but none of the 30 players on the pitch seem to notice

The referee blows his whistle in an attempt to get the situation under control but none of the 30 players on the pitch seem to notice

One group stumbles closer toward the crowd during the scrap that took place in the second half of the Division One East Central top versus bottom meeting

One group stumbles closer toward the crowd during the scrap that took place in the second half of the Division One East Central top versus bottom meeting

Two players from each side were given straight red cards as a result of the fracas and Welsh Rugby Union disciplinary chiefs have said that they will now launch an investigation. 

The scrap took place in the second half of the match in the Division One East Central top versus bottom meeting.

Division leaders Treorchy have already had initial talks about what happened during the clash and have agreed to probe the matter further.

And the club secretary for bottom of the table Cambrian, Stephen Thomas, confirmed they would be holding a meeting on Monday night to investigate. 

Treorchy ended up winning the game 16-10. 

Dozens of players pile in on top of each other as the onlooking crowd shouts down with encouragement

Dozens of players pile in on top of each other as the onlooking crowd shouts down with encouragement

The brawl then seems to come to an end as the players start to walk away from each other. The referee takes a few steps back as several Cambrian players follow him and the video ends shortly after

The brawl then seems to come to an end as the players start to walk away from each other. The referee takes a few steps back as several Cambrian players follow him and the video ends shortly after

Speaking to WalesOnline, the club’s chairman Andrew Jones said: ‘It was hugely disappointing from our perspective to put it mildly.

‘It was a one-off flare-up and there were no cards issued by the referee up to that point.

‘It was played in a good spirit and that’s what made it all the more disappointing. I don’t want our club to get themselves involved in anything like that.’

Cambrian Welfare RFC has been contacted for comment. 

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