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Gloucester Rugby: Watch Freddie Burns tackle pitch invader

By The Citizen  |  Posted: March 31, 2014

Freddie Burns in action against Exeter Chiefs

Freddie Burns in action against Exeter Chiefs

FREDDIE Burns brought an over-excited pitch invader crashing back down to earth following Exeter Chiefs’ last gasp try against Gloucester on Saturday.

Don Armand’s score, two minutes into the red at Sandy Park, put the hosts within a point of the Cherry and Whites with deadly goal-kicker Gareth Steenson’s conversion still to come.

It was at this point that the Chiefs supporter, named as Chris Kellow from St Austell, ran onto the pitch and was welcomed by Gloucester star Burns.

The video taken at the Aviva Premiership match by Dan Walton has already been viewed more than 8,500 times. Gloucester Rugby declined to comment on the incident.

Mr Walton said: “I'm an Exeter Chiefs supporter and filmed this clip as things were so tense on the try line with zero on the clock.”

In the event Steenson, who booted a last-minute winner against Gloucester at Sandy Park last season, pushed his conversion wide and the Cherry and Whites escaped with a one-point victory.

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