Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Japan lock's RWC over after his knee was horrifically twisted at a ruck

Justin Ives is escorted from the pitch. 

Japanese lock Justin Ives World Cup dreams were ended after a very awkward contact at a ruck in his country's warm-up game against a World XV.

The New Zealand born lock and sometime flanker was rolled to side by Ben Tapuai before an an ingoing player - Andrew Hore - lands heavily on an already severely twisted. The injury looks not unlike Jean de Villiers knee incident last year in Cardiff, and makes for grim viewing. 

CREDIT: Habi Aftabi