EPIC FAIL: Bulls Rugby Player Chris Smit Knocks Himself Out While Scoring Against Cheetahs in Toyota Challenge

EPIC FAIL: Bulls Rugby Player Chris Smit Knocks Himself Out While Scoring Against Cheetahs in Toyota Challenge

Keba Mothoagae
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:13 PM
  • If there ever was a strong case for the earth swallowing someone whole, this is it
  • Vodacom Bulls player Chris Smits is nursing a sore head and a bruised ego at the moment
  • He concussed himself while scoring a try for the Tshwane team against rivals the Toyota Cheetahs

Chris Smit will try to forget what happened yesterday as soon as possible.

A viral video on YouTube showed the Vodacom Bulls XV centre knocking himself out during a Toyota Challenge match against the Vodacom Bulls. The encounter took place at the Toyota Stadium in Bloemfontein.

After gathering a neat chip kick from legendary flyhalf Morne Steyn, Smit smartly beat the Cheetahs defence before racing for the tryline. However, just as he was about to dot the ball down for the five points, he lost control of the ball, before his head crashed into the turf.

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Chris Smit gets knocked out while trying to socre. Image source: SuperSport YouTube screenshot.
Source: UGC

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Smit then had to be taken off the field with what appeared to be a concussion. Adding insult to injury, the try was eventually disallowed after the referee and his assistants consulted with the television match official.

Making things worse, the Bulls missing out on a certain seven points turned out to be crucial, as the Cheetahs eventually won the match 17-14.

Liverpool coach Jurgen Klopp hosts Springboks captain Siya Kolisi and his wife Rachel at AXA Training Centre

Siya Kolisi's popularity away from the rugby pitch remains as high as ever.

The Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok captain was seen in a photo alongside his wife Rachel, at Liverpool Football Club's AXA Training Centre in Kirkby. This was part of an Adidas South Africa promotional tour, with Kolisi being its brand ambassador.

Apart from being an ardent Kaizer Chiefs fan, Siya is renowned for his passionate love for the Reds. He was a guest of the club in November 2019, a few weeks after South Africa defeated England 32-12 in the final that was held in Yokohama, Japan.

After what must have been a fantastic trip to the United Kingdom, Kolisi and his Bok teammates must now prepare for what will be a demanding tour of Europe in November. They will take on Ireland (5 November), France (12 November), Italy (19 November) and England (26 November).

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