Watch: Eden Park pitch invader flattened in monstrous security guard tackle

3:32am, 07 May 2022

The defensive work of Eden Park’s security guards has caught the attention of the rugby world after two immense tackles were made against pitch invaders in quick succession during Friday’s clash between the Blues and Melbourne Rebels. ADVERTISEMENT As the Blues routed their Australian counterparts in a mammoth 71-28 victory in Auckland, two pitch invaders took to the field during the second half of the Super Rugby Pacific match.

Both shirtless men were dealt to in emphatic fashion by the stadium’s ground staff, who landed hefty tackles that would have been of good value to the Rebels as they shipped 11 tries in their toothless defeat.

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Aotearoa Rugby Pod | Episode 12 The tackles were recorded from different angles by various members of the Eden Park crowd and were met with a raucous reception by those in the stands. The first pitch invader managed to evade the tackle attempt of one security guard before being blindsided with a monstrous tackle that was arguably the pick of the two tackles.

— Justin Tafa (@justin_tafa) May 6, 2022

As the first pitch invader was carried from the field, a second man jumped the advertising hoardings and made a break down the left-hand touchline, proving too quick for one security guard who missed with an attempted diving tackle from behind. However, the second pitch invader was met with a textbook head-on tackle by another steward, who made no mistake in putting the attendee on his back.

Turns out there was a second streaker right after and this tackle might be even better! Eden Park’s front line of security seem to be not the best tacklers, but their cover D is lethal!


Source: #SuperRugbyPacific

— EK Rugby Analysis (@ek_rugby) May 6, 2022

The Blues’ win puts them six points clear at the summit of the Super Rugby Pacific table, while the Rebels have dropped out of the top eight and sit in ninth spot, two points adrift from a playoffs spot.


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