Argentina's Leonardo Senatore and Rugby's Other Infamous Biting Incidences

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Argentina's Leonardo Senatore and Rugby's Other Infamous Biting Incidences
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Argentina's 22-17 loss to South Africa in The Rugby Championship made headlines last weekend due to two acts of alleged foul play, including one of biting by Argentine Leonardo Senatore. 

Considering the amount of time players spend in close proximity with each other's body parts and the particularly rough nature of the game, biting is not a common happening in rugby. 

It likely happened on a far more regular basis in previous eras before the introduction of professionalism ushered in stricter penalties, red and yellow cards as well as the all-seeing TV cameras to assess every transgression. 

But when it does happen, as it allegedly did last weekend, it captures headlines across the globe. 

Rugby is by no means the only sport in which biting occurs—ahem, step forward, Luis Suarez and Mike Tyson—but here are the infamous incidents that did happen in the sport.

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