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‘I’m the phantom biter’: The day Raudonikis sank his teeth into rookie – Sydney Morning Herald

John Gibbs had the misfortune of marking up on Tommy Raudonikis in his debut, and the legend of the ‘Phantom Biter’ was born.



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The first time I got the ball, I ran at Tommy and he jumped on me, got my nose in his mouth and went grrrrrrrrrrrr, Gibbs recalled. He vigorously shook his head, with my nose still in his mouth.
The famous Phantom Biter front page of Rugby League Week.Credit:Rugby League Week
Many stitches later welcome to first grade.
The incident, which left Gibbs nose a bloodied mess, sparked the obligatory all-in stink. However, referee Greg Hartley didnt believe further action was warranted.
Gibbs didnt give…

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