Royal Kituro has defeated Soignies 356-3 in a Belgian club match that seen Royal Kituro run in 56 tries and 38 conversions to Soignies lone drop goal.
In a match that simply defies logic and belief, many of the Soignies players and coaching staff believed the game to be cancelled after the referee had failed to show up for the scheduled kick off time.
When the referee eventually showed up more than an hour late, he decided to let the game go ahead and in order to receive the 1 league point for a loss as opposed to zero points for a forfeit, the remaining Soignies players laced up and took to the field.
The news would be considered as comical and satirical if it hadn’t been reported by the BBC on Monday, but nonetheless the game was a non-event and as you may have gathered by the score line was as one sided a game as there ever has been.
Although Soignies did not have a full squad to choose from, it has been reported that they still had 16 players available which leads us to believe that the players seemingly refused to compete as seen in the game footage which see’s Royal Kituro players run in for uncontested try after uncontested try.
Unsurprisingly, Soignies president Guy Calomme described the result as “catastrophic”, while a Kituro spokeswoman said Soignies “didn’t really play”.
To cap off the bizarreness of the event, Soignies received 1 point for the loss and sit one point above Royal Kituro in the Belgian Elite League, albeit with a points differential of minus 264.