I wrote big reply earlier about the yellow, but deleted it as Dan has said it better here. Slow motion makes this look way worse. At full speed, it's simply a tackle that HP pulled out of, which is why his arms weren't in it (a person naturally braces for impact with the shoulder). I would venture that if HP had gone full out and tackled Brown as if he had the ball, nothing comes off this at all.
I think the men's game should definitely adopt the "hug your captain when you've been sent off" as a new tradition. How great would it have been to see, for example Chris Ashton having to hug Dylan Hartley after being used as a punching bag by Manuel Tuilagi? Or Bismarck Du Plessis having to hug it out with Jan DeVilliers for the crime of tackling Dan Carter?
Really strange, isn't it? Clearly accidental with the boot to the face but I'm trying to make sense of the card and ban. It must have been considered reckless to flail her legs like that in the tackle (admittedly, it looked strange and not a normal reaction). »