Cowardly moment elderly man is decked with a punch to the face by a young rugby fan as suburban match descends into an all-in brawl between rival fans and players
- 60-year-old man king hit in the face during all-in brawl at rugby union match
- An under-21s game devolved into a fight in Hassall Grove in Sydney’s west
- Video showed brawl between Briars and the Western Raptor Cults fans
- Police said one man, believed to be in his 20s, assaulted three people
A 60-year-old man was king hit in the face during a brawl between players and spectators at a rugby game.
The fight occurred at an under-21s game between Western Raptors Cults and Briars at Mitigar Reserve at Hassall Grove in Sydney’s west about 1.25pm on Saturday.
A video shows a man believed to be in his twenties striking an older Briars fan, who falls onto a tree and his the ground during the mass brawl.
Video showed the Briars supporter (right) pointing at a man in black during the all-in brawl on the sidelines of the game
Police said the elderly man was taken to hospital after feeling nauseous and unwell but has since been released.
They said two other men aged 23 and 38 were attacked by the same man at the game.
Video shot by a spectator shows a mass brawl between fans and players of the rival clubs on the sidelines of the match.
Police are investigating the alleged assault and urged anyone else with video of the brawl to contact them.
The man in black, said to be in his twenties, then punched the 60-year-old man in the face. He fell to the ground and police said he was hospitalised after the alleged assault