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Video: Welsh Rugby Star Scott Baldwin Was Bitten By a Lion in South Africa

Video: Welsh Rugby Star Scott Baldwin Was Bitten By a Lion in South Africa

Wales hooker Scott Baldwin was forced to miss a match this week after being bitten by a lion in South Africa.

Baldwin was visiting a Bloemfontein safari park ahead of the Ospreys’ game against Cheetahs at the Toyota Stadium.

However, the 29-year-old wasn’t deemed unable to play after he had a close shave with one of the country’s fiercest predators.

Former rugby player Andy Goode uploaded footage of the incident to his official Twitter account, showing the Wales international reaching through the bars to pet the big cat.

Moments later, the lion is seen to snap at Baldwin, ferociously biting down on the player’s hand:

Baldwin wisely manages to pull his arm free from the animal, before a warden can be heard calling for a colleague to get him first aid.

Baldwin later Tweeted about his close encounter, apologising to Osprey fans:

 

Ospreys have confirmed that Baldwin was treated at the scene by the team doctor, before being admitted to a local hospital for further treatment.

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