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Christopher Tolofua cited following red card for tip-tackle against Treviso

The laws are clear Rugbydump:

Law 15 Tackle: Ball Carrier Brought to Ground.
A tackle occurs when the ball carrier is held by one or more opponents and is brought to ground.

Tolofua was not tackling the ball carrier - therefore not a tackle.

The law you reference is Law 10.4 J which explicitly refers to dangerous play and nowhere refers to a tackle.

Perhaps the title for the video should be "Christopher Tolofua cited following red card for dangerous play against Treviso?"

5 Years, 5 Minutes ago

Christopher Tolofua cited following red card for tip-tackle against Treviso

The man is clearly a moron. Even before the ridiculous penalisation of dump-tackles in recent years this would have probably been a red card offence. Not to mention the fact he has already been yellow carded - basically it seems he just wanted to get himself a couple of weeks holiday from the citing committee.

Footnote - @Rugbydump : please stop referring to things like this as tip-tackles, this was a maul and basically an assault. It's the misinterpretation of this as a tip-tackle which I believe is leading to the persecution of the good old dump tackle.

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5 Years, 1 Month ago

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when did a lifting tackle become illegal?

5 Years, 1 Month ago

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Whatever decision the referee makes (in this case the right one, penalty and nothing more) I find SBW's attitude pretty vile, he may be a great player but that doesn't give him the right to speak to a referee like that. The sooner he is in league the better if he doesn't change his tune!

5 Years, 3 Months ago

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

Also I've just realised the commentator said "you've got to put them back onto their feet" - somebody sack him on the grounds of incompetence at his job for not knowing the laws

5 Years, 4 Months ago

Carl Hayman suspended for four weeks for Zee Ngwenya spear tackle

This is absolutely ridiculous. Maybe a bit of a "tip" but Hayman landed before the Ngwenya who landed on his front, I have never seen anyone break their neck by landed on their front. What is Ngwenya expecting when he runs through a pack of forwards with that body position - someone to shout "touch" then put the ball through his legs for the next phase.
Also I'm pretty disappointed with the commentators here, calling for a red card - for that?!?
Finally anyone else pick up on the headbutt? It's clear at 1:41, definitely more worthy of a ban than the tackle.

5 Years, 4 Months ago