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Footage Emerges Of The Moment Scott Baldwin Nearly Had His Hand Taken By A Lion

Footage Emerges Of The Moment Scott Baldwin Nearly Had His Hand Taken By A Lion

The Ospreys lost 44-25 to the Cheetahs in Bloemfontein on Friday. They did so without the services of regular hooker Scott Baldwin.

Baldwin was unable to play as he picked up a hand injury during the week. That injury was not sustained on the training pitch - it happened when he was bitten by a Lion at a game park on Wednesday.

Following the game on Friday night, after the exact circumstances of why Baldwin had missed the game had emerged, former England out-half Andy Goode tweeted a video of the incident.

Ospreys head coach Steve Tandy had very little sympathy for the player.

He did bite Scott but when you put your hand in a fence where there is a lion, then you will get bitten.

It was pretty stupid on Scott's behalf and he is pretty lucky. It was a good environment and we were told how far back to stand.

I don't know what sort of wildlife show Scott has been watching where you can pat a lion on the head as if it's a kitten.

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Baldwin later tweeted an apology to Ospreys fans for missing the game.

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