I posted this same comment on the Boks/Ireland match thread, before I saw one dedicated to this tackle. And while this was a terrible fall, I feel the IRB need to have a long hard think about how to better handle these incidents. »
By the logic of penalising the slightly lower, slightly later jumper for endangering the player who gets to the ball first, one of the Irish guys should have been carded too... for clashing into his own player mid-air in the final test against the Boks. I mean, what he did was no less cynical, intentional or dangerous than what le Roux did earlier in the game, or what Stander did in the first game. He just happened to be wearing the same colour jersey as his victim. For 10 points, discuss.