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'I Didn't Even Get Arrested For It. They Just Kicked Me Out'

'I Didn't Even Get Arrested For It. They Just Kicked Me Out'
By PJ Browne
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Standing next to All Blacks replacement prop Tyrel Lomax during Saturday's national anthems before the game against Wales in Cardiff was a conspicuous figure. His belly had a bulge where others in the line didn't. He was also wearing a mask.

The man was notorious pitch invader Daniel Jarvis, aka Jarvo69. It wasn't long before he was escorted off the pitch.

"I didn't even get arrested for it. They just kicked me out," Jarvis told The Rugby Pod.

"When I got there, there weren't any stewards at the bottom of the steps. Then all the stewards come, and I was like, 'No!', but then one moved.

"So I had to quickly take my jacket off, walk down and jump over, but I forgot about the mask! That gave it away.

"If I'd got on there without the mask, I think I'd have been on there a lot longer."

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This summer, Jarvis made several incursions onto the cricket pitch during the test series between England and India. At one point, he posed as an Indian batsman. He also ran onto the pitch during the NFL game between Jacksonville Jaguars and Miami Dolphins last month.

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Jarvis said he's never been fined for any of his pranks.

"When I first started doing it.... That one, I was panicking," he said about a stunt during a diving event at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

"My whole body was like, 'Don't do it. Don't do it!' But I was like, 'If you can't do this, you're going to be a nobody'. That gave me a mad adrenalin rush. I've got more experienced in it now, and I don't get it as much as I used to.

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