Danny Levi, a Rugby star playing for the Canberra Raiders in the NRL Australian rugby match, was left with a broken jaw and missing teeth after a horror tackle by Teig Wilton, a Sharks forward. The incident occurred just two minutes into the game, forcing Levi to leave the field with a bloodied face.
The commentators expressed concern for Levi’s condition, with Warren Smith stating, “He’s got a real problem here Levi,” and Cooper Cronk adding, “He looks in all sorts of trouble, Danny Levi.” At halftime, officials were forced to go onto the pitch to search for Levi’s missing teeth.
During the break, former NRL star Mick Ennis informed Fox League viewers that “NRL officials are currently on the ground looking for Danny Levi’s teeth.” Despite the search, officials were unable to locate the missing tooth, with Smith updating viewers in the second half, “They might be out there again at full-time if they didn’t locate it. Looked to be the case that they came up empty.”
Despite missing Levi for almost the entire match, the Canberra Raiders managed to secure their first victory of the season, winning 24-20 and recovering from successive defeats at the start of the campaign. Corey Horsburgh’s two tries proved to be the difference for the Raiders, who held on to their lead despite a late comeback from the Sharks.