A mass brawl broke out during a Welsh rugby derby match with violent scenes between players erupting yards away from supporters.
Footage shows a punch up between Division One East rivals Blaenavon RFC and Pontypool United at last weekend’s match.
Wales Online reports tensions boiled over in an intense derby encounter, with both sets of players getting involved in the incident.
It happened moments before half-time and was captured by a video released online this week.
The exact spark for the punch-up remains unclear, but the scenes are the latest in a series of incidents at grassroots level over the course of the last 12 months.
As well as plenty of pushing and shoving, punches appear to be thrown by players on both sides right in front of fans in the main stand of Blaenavon’s Recreation Ground, with the game itself ending in a narrow 8-0 win for the visitors.
Members of the crowd can be heard shouting encouragement from the stands.
No cards were brandished on the back of the incident, which was filmed by a watching fan, although the WRU will examine the referee’s report before deciding whether to take any further action.
A spokesperson for Gwent Police also confirmed that the incident had not been reported.
A source at Blaenavon has told WalesOnline that players have this week been reminded of their responsibilities, while chiefs at Pontypool United have moved to play down the incident.
President Mark Jones said: "The referee at the time decided not to take any further action and nothing came of it. It was quickly forgotten and we were all in the club house together until 9pm that evening so there’s no bitterness between the two teams.
"Our disciplinary record over the last two seasons has been exemplary.
"It was just one of those where it was so wet and cold I think they were perhaps just trying to keep warm.
"We’ve not heard anything from the WRU about it."
It’s the latest unsavoury incident to have marred a grassroots game, with an encounter between Oakdale and Abertysswg in October resulting in three players being banned by the WRU.
Meanwhile, in April, a game between Sully View RFC and Llanrumney was abandoned after just 55 minutes due to fighting on and off the pitch.
And in May, a Welsh player’s sickening punch was caught on camera during a clash between clash between Nantyfyllon and Cwmgors.
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