‘Get him’: Luckless shoplifter chased down by rugby stars

‘Get him’: Luckless shoplifter chased down by rugby stars

By Grainne McGuinness

One would-be shoplifter reportedly had a very bad day earlier this week in Napier, New Zealand.

New Zealand winger Zac Guildford and club team-mates Ryan Tongia and Chris Eaton were eating at a restaurant when a man burst from the door of a nearby clothes shop and ran up to the street.

Zac Guildford in action against Munster in 2014.

The alleged thief was being pursued by security guards and police, but the game was well and truly up when Guildford and Tongia decided to join the chase.

"Get him," Guildford shouted to his team-mate.

"Tongia set off in his perfect running style like he was off catching a ball, it was pretty impressive to watch," Guildford explained afterwards.

"He grabbed him by the hood and said, 'Hey mate, listen, you better stop here.'"

Crime doesn’t pay, particularly with 14 and 15 stone rugby professionals around to take you down.

H/T: BBC


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