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Forward mocked for diving after 'punch'
ESPN Staff
April 25, 2014
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Rugby players and supporters are often heard bemoaning the amateur theatrics of footballers who too often throw themselves to the ground as if shot by a sniper at the slightest touch. It was inevitable at some point a rugby player would do the same, and so it was in a Sevens game in Samoa.

After a brief altercation, Simaika Mikaele, a hefty forward, threw himself to the ground clutching his face - albeit in instalments - after the mildest of jabs to his chest. But instead of cards and arguments, team-mates, opponents and the crowd just laughed while the referee tapped the prostrate Mikaele on the shoulder and told him to get on with it.

Mikaele sheepishly got up with a wry grin and the game proceeded.

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