Damon Heta tells darts ref Russ Bray to take himself outside for a spanking

Aussie darts star Damon Heta told iconic referee Russ Bray to "take yourself outside and give yourself a spanking" in response to a dig about The Ashes.

World No.18 Heta was reacting to his 6-3 International Darts Open victory over Brendan Dolan when conversation turned to a blockbuster summer of Test cricket.

England reignite their fierce rivalry with Australia in June in a five-match series with the new exciting Bazball style, introduced by Brendan McCullum, put to the ultimate test on home soil. And cricket fanatic Heta is pumped up for one of the most highly-anticipated battles for the urn in decades.

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"I can't wait," he told Online Darts. "I've got one ticket to the first day at Headingley and I could probably get the first day at Lords, that's the way that the schedule is sort of let me be but it was a bit pricey. I thought I may as well sit at a bar and watch it."

But 'The Heat' was then interrupted by popular referee Bray, who had overheard him discussing his plans and jokingly said the Aussies would not win the series.

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Heta shared a laugh with Bray and replied: "Have a word with yourself, take yourself outside and give yourself a spanking, what's wrong with you!"

Heta, who made it to the third round at the International Darts Open, has already proudly represented his nation on the oche during his accomplished darts career.

The 35-year-old tasted silverware with veteran Simon Whitlock as the duo stunned Wales' Gerwyn Price and Jonny Price to the win Australia's first ever PDC World Cup of Darts in Frankfurt last year.


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