Footage has emerged of the coaching floor struggle between Alun Wyn Jones and Jake Ball that left the Wales captain with a minimize and black eye in the course of the Six Nations.
The video exhibits the 2 males sq. up as team-mates watch on, earlier than Ball seems to slap Jones within the head.
The Lions skipper then responds by throwing a punch earlier than the 2 males change a flurry of photographs.
Ball seems to get the higher of the altercation, clearly inflicting a minimize above Jones’ left eye.
A raft of team-mates step in to drag the pair aside, with Ken Owens and Josh Navidi amongst them, whereas members of the teaching workers look on.
The struggle occurred 4 days earlier than Wales’ Six Nations opener in opposition to Eire in February, forward of which Jones was pictured sporting a nasty again eye.
Ball, who’s departing Welsh rugby this summer season, final week gave his model of occasions, telling The XV Rugby : “It’s a type of issues, isn’t it? The most important irony was that it was a case of mistaken id at coaching.
“Al thought it was me who had pulled down a maul, when it was really Rhys Carre who instigated the entire scenario, however he melted into the background.
“He threw a few punches and I threw a pair again. Fortunately for me, a number of extra of mine landed.
“That’s rugby. Me and Al spoke about it and we’ve moved on.”