Agree entirely with first two paragraphs. He was knocked out when his head hit the ground (involuntary arms in the air), so not sure how quickly he could be expected to bounce back up on his feet anyway. »
Red 5 is itching for a scrap from the start. When the tackled player gave the tackler a bit of a "what the hell was that" shove in the face, it looks like it would have ended there. But, as DrG points out, red 5 gets involved. »
It seems to me that Andy Farrell had a bigger say all along in selection (and likely coaching) than Lancaster ever did. I'm sure he out his foot down a few times, and Lancaster doesn't seem like a man to stand up to Farrell. The Burgess experiment went horribly wrong, and I can't see how that was anything other than Farrell having his way.