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A look at the first ever White Card in Super Rugby

Firstly - White Cards - The citing commissioner will review the offence after most yellow cards anyway so the need to 'flag up' each citable offence seems redundant. However the white card could be made useful if it referred a yellow card offence to the TMO's who could then make the decision to increase it to a Red during the 10min sin bin period.

Secondly - I have to ask if anyone who is calling that tackle a red card offence has actually ever played the game? I mean seriously, there has to come a point where the 'intent' of the tackler plays a part in the punishment. Pretorious had no intention of committing a dangerous tackle, he was just making a hit. Yes he did lift him. No, there was no forward drive to force the ball carriers hips to the ground first, so Yes it is a yellow.

But c'mon, 'Red in every interpretation of the law'. Play the bloody game.

2 Years, 8 Months ago

 
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