Sport

VIDEO: Rogue bull charges junior football players

WHEN junior football players from two Fraser Coast clubs prepared for their season-opening round the last thing they expected to encounter was a young bull.

The bovine pitch invader steered his way onto the field during the under-15 match between Sunbury and Fraser Flames, and chased several players before he moo-ved back into the neighbouring bush.

Ryan Devenish of RDography was at Federation Park Fields with his family to see his nephew play, but when spectators pointed past his shoulder he thought a kangaroo had hopped onto the field.

"As I was filming the game I saw a couple of the player's parents point over my shoulder, to which I figured there must have been a kangaroo as some were sighted earlier," he said.

Looks like someone else wanted to play soccer today :)Thank you for the video Katrina Goldsmith

Posted by Sunbury Football Club - Maryborough QLD on Saturday, 12 March 2016

"As I turned to see for myself I noticed the young bull standing about 15 feet away from us. In a split second it looked at me and charged about five feet in my direction before stopping, turning around, and heading back in to where it came from.

"After our game was finished we noticed the bull had come back again.

"This time it ran down the sideline, passed our field and then next to the bigger field as it was looking for an opening in the fence to get back through to its own paddock.

GET A MOOVE ON: A steer chases a junior football player at Granville on Saturday. Neither were hurt.
GET A MOOVE ON: A steer chases a junior football player at Granville on Saturday. Neither were hurt. Contributedryan Devenish

"For some reason it then turned around and this is when it decided to run at the players."

Kanagaroos are a common sight at the Granville fields but it is rare for steers to inject themselves into play.

"Thankfully no-one was injured," Devenish said. "However if that player wasn't as fast as he was, or if the bull had continued to charge at myself and the parents sitting down earlier, the outcome could have been a lot different."

The steer's short stint on the field was shared more than 400 times on Facebook.

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