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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Julian White loses his head and tries to take off Malcolm O'Kellys

Leicester vs Leinster at Wellford Road yesterday turned out to be somewhat of a classic. A game full of incident and good rugby, it was marred by a few moments of insanity that are hard to comprehend.

Big English front rower Julian White clearly lost his head after something must have been done to him deep in the trenches of the front row. He lost his cool completely, throwing a few airshots and then lining up big Malcolm O'Kelly and lauching a right hook that would have knocked most mere mortals to the ground.

The human punch-bag O'kelly barely budged, and White got sent to the bin with nothing more than a yellow card. The citing commission is going to be busy this week.




  • Ah Jackman why didn't you start a meleé ?

    Thats pretty much what we've come to expect from Julian white though. Complete overreaction. Fair play to O'kelly for not retaliating.

    If only Leinster had made their numerical advantage count.... bloody Leinster,
    Sad Leinster Fan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 2:27 pm  

  • What a beautiful punch! White's bringing back the biff! Seriously, that is a cracking whack, and how the hell did O'Kelly stay upright?! He must have a skull like Homer Simpson.
    White will probs get the mandatory 4-6week suspension for that, which, even as a Leicester fan, is fair enough.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 2:40 pm  

  • The first ones to the top of the head wouldn't have hurt. He only really connected with the last one and how much he connected is debatable.

    No excuse for White's behaviour and he had to go.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 2:43 pm  

  • A mate of mine regularly played against him when White was at Okehampton. He says he was renowned for being too easy to wind up. More sledging please! :)

    By Anonymous bigscottyj, at January 20, 2008 4:02 pm  

  • Curious if someone can translate the French referees' repartee

    By Anonymous Cheya nquí, at January 20, 2008 4:14 pm  

  • Think the punch is a bit overrated it was on the side of the head but away from the temple. Idiotic from white he had the penalty.

    Well played o'kelly he didnt dive like a pansy footballer which would have got white a red i think and didnt retaliate.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 4:31 pm  


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 5:41 pm  

  • lol that was great love it when 1vs1 happen gets a bit stuiped when whole team runs in which i must say credit to O'kelly and leinster and leicester for not reacting

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 6:59 pm  

  • eh credit to Leicester for not retaliating ? What ?!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 8:07 pm  

  • That should have been a quick RED.

    By Blogger Don, at January 20, 2008 8:23 pm  

  • This comment has been removed by the author.

    By Blogger joachim, at January 20, 2008 8:43 pm  

  • The touch judge said: penalty & warning

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 8:43 pm  

  • what is wrong with the english front row at the moment.

    why don't they just play rugby?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 10:02 pm  

  • what is wrong with the english front row at the moment.

    why don't they just play rugby?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 10:02 pm  

  • what is wrong with the english front row at the moment.

    why don't they just play rugby?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 10:02 pm  

  • What is wrong with the English front row !
    what is worng with you more like!

    yes okay was hard punch but hes a front row ! grow some balls !

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 20, 2008 10:40 pm  

  • What an idiot, maybe he's just pissed off that Leicester are out of the cup...what a shame.

    By Anonymous geraint, at January 21, 2008 12:43 am  

  • Julian White isn't in the England front row.

    Sheridan/Regan/Vickery is the England front row and they play rugby very well.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 1:11 am  

  • fair play O'Kelly for standing up to that, wasn't exactly a weak punch!

    should have been a red, and I'm a Leicester fan!

    ah well, maybe next season we'll remember how to play away from home again...just have to win the premiership and EDF now! ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 4:09 am  

  • good to see people throwing some punchs, taking some punches, and nobody getting to wound up and jumping to a red
    i never excpect the people who punch me to get carded, i just hit back
    if i seen my team mate take that i would have deffiantly given a team mate of his a piece of my mind(and by mind i mean fist)to show the british bastrds what its like
    i agree with what was said, since the WC the english have been even more grumpy human beings, if thats at all possible
    good to see a classic irish vs english match get heated though, shows there heads are in the right place

    By Anonymous Chris P, at January 21, 2008 4:46 am  

  • funniest thing is when JW looses it they were still in the maul and his own player is holding his arm to prevent him from punching, but he had enough of it :)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 12:27 pm  

  • thats a hell of a punch, whether it belongs on a rugby pitch or not is another thing.

    however, O'Kelly doesnt seem moved by it at all.

    at the end of the day it takes more to do what O'Kelly did.

    best example of this has to be when matt rogers went for josh lewsey. lewsey did nothing, then put in an amazing tackle on rogers a few mintues later. thats got to be rugby at its best

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 12:57 pm  

  • JW, legend. That was class, the whole game was quality, brilliant to watch.

    I got uni with White's sister, she took some banter about it that night.

    By Blogger Will Topps, at January 21, 2008 2:17 pm  

  • betits not the only thing she takes ;)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 5:06 pm  

  • Chris P.

    Saying the English were grumpy after the WC is the exact opposite of the truth. 99% of English fans were happy with the immense comeback England made, and few expected a WC victory.

    Have you even spoke to English people since the World Cup?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 7:09 pm  

  • Julian white acted like some emotionally imbalanced teenager. Completely loses the rag and goes after o'kelly after he'd moved away.

    Chris P i think youve mixed up boxing with rugby. There's no place for that crap in the game. Only macho thick-heads who don't/can't play the game are interested n the scraps. If some git punches you, hope he doesn't get sent off and wait for the next time he gets the ball. If you want to get involved in a fight join a boxing club

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 7:24 pm  

  • see the thing you lads dont get is that punch ups happen, i love my team mates like brothers, say your brother got punched in the face, your saying you'd sit there be like "oh cool"
    i'm not saying that punching first is the best option at all, but its not something to get you panties in a bunch about lads, these are grown men, it happens

    also yes i have many british friends who were rather upset about it

    also who wants to take a bet that those two "anonymous" were the same person? haha use a nickname atleast lads

    Chris P

    By Anonymous Chris Parberry, at January 21, 2008 9:43 pm  

  • Well YOUR British friends might of been upset(There's a difference between British and English too haha), but from your posts i've read you're an idiot, so it wouldn't surprise me if your friends were too.

    Most ENGLISH people were over the moon with how well we did. It's obvious you lack any knowledge on England or its people... Because if you did you'd know the ENGLISH people expected to do shit in the World Cup.

    I'm sure there were a ton of English people sat around moaning on some "Oh bollocks, i'm angry, England did better than i'd hoped they would"

    And me and the other chap aren't the same person. There's a thousand people posting without a nickname... The fact 2 people who are anonymous disagree with you, you come to the conclusion there's 1 guy going around posting as multiple people LOL?

    Take off your tinfoil hat mate.

    By Anonymous No Longer Anonymous, at January 21, 2008 10:03 pm  

  • Lol he looks like a big sissie now, cause he didn't even hurt O'Kelly.

    What does he have in his arm ? marshmallows ?

    By Anonymous FG, at January 22, 2008 2:26 am  

  • He didn't just see red (almost acceptable) but he continued punching well after the play had stopped. No way should he be allowed to put an English shirt on again for a long while. Not that he was due too.
    O'Kelly came out of this very well but just brushing it off...Nice one!! JW is a child in a monsters body..bad combi.

    By Blogger AK, at January 22, 2008 12:58 pm  

  • It's reactions like O'Kelly's and Jackmans that mean that Leinster will never win the ERC.

    Julian White should have known that that wasn't on right there and every time he went into contact after.

    Seriously I'm fed up of watching Leinster being pushed around by the big punchers. Where are their cajones?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 22, 2008 1:42 pm  

  • its about time some one sat this guy on th seat of his pants lets be fair with a nose like he's got its not a bad target is it

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 22, 2008 2:02 pm  

  • I understand what the last poster means. But I have to admit that I'm glad Irish players don't behave the english. At least they have dignity and respect the rules of the game...even if it has been again and again to their detriment :(

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 22, 2008 2:06 pm  

  • To the guy above, I love the small minded racism. Lets forget about all the fights that occur in most matches I've played and watched and call it an English problem. Lets forget about Jerry Flannery stamp on Julien Bonnaire. He's Irish and therefore a complete innocent etc etc.... bleh. Rugby has fights occasionally...whatever the nationality.

    By Blogger AK, at January 22, 2008 2:23 pm  

  • May I remind you that forwards and espacially the front row are the ones who may punch people. this is rugby ffs, if you want to whine about a punch go whine on the teletubie-forum

    By Anonymous angry prop, at January 22, 2008 6:07 pm  

  • watch out lads No Longer Anonymous might be after you guys next haha

    great to see someone wasting so much time of their life

    all in all, shows white couldnt win a fight with a 6th grader, and that the irish are the toughest around

    anyways, the comments for this video are getting less intelligent by the minute

    very uncreative use of a nickname i might add haha, didnt mommy love you enough to give you a name?

    By Anonymous Chris Parberry, at January 22, 2008 11:28 pm  

  • ah I'm not saying the Irish aren't capable and guilty of some really awful on-field stuff. Check out the claw in his "prime" or Easterby's swinging arm on Michalak in the WC for example.

    But I think there is a different mentality on the whole beyween Irish and English clubs when it comes to punch ups and "third man in" situations.

    I really must protest that this opinion is not a racist one. If youo find it such you must get offended quite regulalry.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2008 2:48 pm  

  • yes it's rugby and there are rules in place that govern the game of rugby and they quite explicitly forbid players from decking one another. you want to go punch someone in the head than get into a boxing ring and get the fuck off the rugby pitch you posturing macho tit.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 23, 2008 5:01 pm  

  • Sorry to my Irish friend...wrong choice of words.
    Being a Welshman brought up in England i've learnt just to enjoy rugby and I see them as individuals rather than countries. I do not condone needless violence, however it is a game in which mild mannered men have been known to see red. Its just Rugby. Persistant offenders like JW and Grewcock are bad news but its not just confined to England.
    There are alot of teams in England and has the highest rugby playing population anywhere, its no suprise the statistics are not in favour.
    It doesn't really bother me but I just prefer look at it from a fence sitters perspective.
    "One of the first things to understand about rugby is that it is a violent game, sometimes it is extremely violent. While violence isn't the point,it is integral to the game".
    David Kirk.
    All Black Legend

    By Blogger AK, at January 23, 2008 10:03 pm  

  • nb.. jerry flannery did not deliberately stamp on bonnaire..he was trying to clear the holding/tripping arm on the side of the mall..the worst thing about ott english play is that when so much of it goes unpunished by referees,english supporters seek to find malice in play further afield so as to justify what is their problem..ie:neil backhander,julian and andy of leicester..when we turn to your methods i'll be watching a different sport..but you'll be sorry

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 24, 2008 4:01 am  

  • Righty ho then. ;)

    By Blogger AK, at January 24, 2008 2:55 pm  

  • Alot of the comments left here are by a bunch of middle-aged frontrowers who used to waddle round the pitch back in the day, go for a few scrums, punch another player in the face, maybe a lineout or two, then have a post match pint. But unfortuantely the games changed and it leaves Julian White looking like a fat farmer with a lovely big ban.

    By Anonymous White vs Mayweather 24th January, at January 24, 2008 11:16 pm  

  • For anyone wanting to know what was said in French by the ref :

    TJ : You've got 5 Blue who hangs around on the side and the 3, to get him to stand up, he gives him a punch in the face.
    Ref : OK
    TJ : There you go
    Ref : What do you recommend I do?
    TJ : I'd...
    Ref : First Penalty against blue?
    TJ : First penalty against blue reversed against green and, er, give him a warning.
    Ref : Warn him. Yeah. (tells someone to put the time back on)
    (Someone speaks to ref in his earpiece)
    Ref : Yeah, me too, I think so

    The rest is in English.

    By Anonymous Discodiarmid, at January 25, 2008 12:58 am  

  • jerry flannery just got a big fat ban. He will miss the first Ireland game.
    Oh The Injustice eh Ireland? It was a perfectly innocent stamp on the head.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at January 26, 2008 1:11 pm  

  • "It was a perfectly innocent stamp on the head."

    It WAS a perfectly innocent stamp on the head! Opposing player was holding his leg at the time and pulling it towards other opposing player's head. Flannery's surely entitled to lift his foot up off the ground; and if it happens to be pulled down on someone's face by someone else, that's just gravy!

    But I'm sure he knew what he was doing :D

    Julian White taking on Big Mal hahaha! It was a clean punch straight in the face - I watched on Sky Sports and they had it from all angles.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 01, 2008 12:17 am  

  • the punch at the end was real big but the o kelly should of got some ballz and fought bak

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 08, 2008 12:07 pm  

  • wtf.o kelly's isnt english therefore he hasnt got any balls!!irish always get dicked on, english boys are harder!!!if he had tought back White wud hav fucked him up big time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at February 08, 2008 9:03 pm  

  • a pitcher of finest abbot ale to mr white for a crakin hit! ok fair enough it shudnt b seen on a pitch bt did any1 else notice da leinster hooker back of a soon as white swatted his arms off n turn 2 him lol (wasps 4ever!!)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 13, 2008 10:15 am  

  • White is just pissed off his parents called him Julian ... what a big English poof

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at March 28, 2008 12:55 am  

  • typical dirty english play!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at April 02, 2008 4:24 pm  

  • i have to agree with a com about half way up.. it is the fact tbat irish players in general never sort this kind of stuff out and let teams walk all over them.. bar dennis leamy and a few other forwards they let teams walk all over them this video being one example. another being the game against eng for 6 nations title when they let johnson and eng stand on their side of carpet and let them do it. in that instant they shud have jus stood in front of the english team and forced them to move. and in this video bernad jackman should have totally cleaned white out of it and made sure he'd never do it again.

    By Anonymous themull, at April 20, 2008 1:24 pm  

  • o'kelly = complete hero, how did he not react or even be budged.what an animal!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at June 01, 2008 12:24 am  

  • It looks like this was far more deserving of a red than this most recent incident with White and Sheridan. O'Kelly was pretty defenseless there.
    All in all, it looks like the French Ref handled it very well, although you could not have criticized him had a red come out.

    By Anonymous updated comment said..., at April 05, 2009 7:04 pm  

  • I wouldn't have a problem with this if it wasn't for JW holding onto Mal's shirt while he punches him - that's something a bully does, not a rugby player.

    By Anonymous hamishM, at April 06, 2009 1:31 pm  

  • I was chatting with someone in the crumbie terrace yesterday and apparently Whitey was having a "tender part" of his body pulled, hit and scrunched....
    If this is true and I believe it is Whitey I feel was more than entitled to smack him one!

    By Anonymous tigerboy, at December 21, 2009 3:26 pm  

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