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Rugby player, Footballer, bitten by Police dog

A Brazilian footballer, Democrata striker Joao Paulo was taken to hospital after been beaten by a Police dog during a match.

Two clumsy incidents occurred over the weekend; one in Brazil and the other in Italy.

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The striker ran off the pitch to retrieve a ball butt was hounded by the dog which was patrolling the field.

Italy will be without prop Martin Castrogiovanni who was also beaten by on the nose by a friend’s dog.

The 33 year-old has already endured 14 stitches to the damaged nose.

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