A raging bull has forced players to take cover at a rugby league match in France.

(CNN) There was confusion earlier Rugby League In Friday’s match between the Catalan Dragons and St Helens, a bull escaped the bullpen.match marched and encircled the grounds.

Television cameras showed the bull breaking free from its handler, dragging him to the ground and galloping around the field. Scattered players threw rugby balls and some players jumped over barriers and into the crowd.

Eventually, after about 30 seconds, the bull returned to its handlers and other animals standing near the arena at the Gilbert Brutus Stadium in Perpignan, France.

Originally, the club intended to present three prize bulls and two heifers to the crowd before the competition in honor of Quash Viantes, a meat business run by club president Bernard Quash, and local breeding, but that did not go well. Go exactly as planned.

The match was a very successful one for the Catalans Dragons as they overcame a 12-point deficit early in the first half and cruised to a 24-12 win.

It marked a remarkable victory over reigning Super League champions St Helens, sealed by two tries from Arthur Morgue, Matt Ikwualu and Tom Davies.

„It was a strange start to the match,” Dragons head coach Steve McNamara said afterwards. „We were in control and then all of a sudden we went down 12-0. We were penalized for two lapses in concentration, but what a response, 24 points from us after that.”

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