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Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

Wait, did you mean first EVER yellow card? Or first yellow under the new directives?

1 Week, 1 Hour ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

Haha, no I do understand, I suppose you're right that we've been on a slippery slope to persistant high tackles, however I always preferred the slight freedom referees were given before now, where they could say "yup that was blatant and intentional, red card" or "I totally understand he ducked last moment and you just caught him high, penalty only..."

1 Week, 3 Hours ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

Cous cous..

1 Week, 8 Hours ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

I'm inclined to agree with Stroudos here....

...If I pulled out of tackles on the 10 then I'd probably not do anything all game...

1 Week, 8 Hours ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

Lol, looks remarkably like Hartley's effort... Tbf though, I'd still assume SOB was trying to tackle and dislodge the ball...

1 Week, 20 Hours ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

Would we be looking at a card if Steyns shoulder had hit Sextons chest, but his head hit Sextons head too?

Someone mentioned headclash above, I believe they meant head contact, but it got me.thinking about head V head hits?

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Barrington cleared while Barritt gets banned after no card

RD mailing list?

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Courtney Lawes trademark hit demolishes scrumhalf Will Cliff

I raised it in a sort of jest above, but re-watching the video, Lawes shoulder does hit the guy in the head at the end of the tackle...When they both hit the ground, if a legal team.were to analyse this alongside the new directives, is this not technically not reckless contact with the head? Especially given that it now no longer matters if the tackle starts low?

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

Very late is currently what it is now 4:30am.... That was pretty much right after the ball went!

1 Week, 1 Day ago

Francois Steyn red carded for attempting to take Johnny Sexton's head off

No, I'm with you, he did bend. Under old laws I suspect at worse this would be red.... Most probably yellow....

1 Week, 1 Day ago