David Halaifonua certainly had a mixed day in today’s Aviva Premiership clash between Gloucester and Newcastle Falcons at Kingsholm.
The flying Tongan winger got a crucial second-half try for his side which cut an 11 point half-time deficit to just six points after 48 minutes.
Halaifonua had returned from a HIA just before half-time due to a clash with Newcastle’s Sinoti Sinoti. The 30-year-old lines up for a huge hit on the dangerous Falcons back but gets the tackle all wrong as he collides his head with that of the Samoan international.
It’s a brutal clash and Sinoti Sinoti didn’t return to the pitch after failing a HIA. Halaifonua was sin-binned for the challenge and he came back onto the pitch after the 10 minutes had surpassed which also coincided with him passing his own head injury assessment.
Halaifonua then went on to score a second-half try for his side but it wasn’t enough as the Falcons secured a memorable 20-21 victory at Kingsholm – the first time Gloucester have lost at home in the Premiership this season.
Gloucester's David Halaifonua was sin-binned in the first half for a dangerous challenge on Sinoti Sinoti.
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