VIDEO: Sussex rugby star tackled by a physio

Worthing Raiders winger David McIlwaine was tackled by a physio on Saturday. Picture by Stephen Goodger
Worthing Raiders winger David McIlwaine was tackled by a physio on Saturday. Picture by Stephen Goodger

A Sussex rugby star was on the receiving end of an unexpected 'tackle' on Saturday.

Worthing Raiders winger David McIlwaine was taken out by a physio as his team suffered a surprise 29-14 National 2 South defeat at basement boys Broadstreet.

With Raiders trailing 24-7 at Ivor Preece Field, Broadstreet physio Jamie Clifford came on to the field to treat a home player but accidentally took out opposition winger McIlwaine.

Referee Daniel Woods awarded Worthing a scrum after the bizarre collision.

Broadstreet director of rugby Paul Hurst told the Coventry Telegraph: "James played for us a young lad and has come back to us as a physio and is a big help for us.

"It was one of those things that was funny at the time, he just judged it wrong."