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Dimitri Yachvili carded for swinging arm on Delon Armitage

Dimitri Yachvili carded for swinging arm on Delon Armitage
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Biarritz scrumhalf Dimitri Yachvili was yellow carded for dangerous high tackle against Toulon in the Top 14 this past weekend. Delon Armitage, who we have seen dish out a few of his own in the last few years, was unlucky to be on the receiving end.

Armitage wasn’t badly injured by it but he did stay down for a while, clearly shaken by the swinging forearm to the face. Yachvilli received his marching orders, even though he didn’t look too pleased.

Both are highly competitive characters, so when Armitage broke and was only just caught by Zee Ngwenya, Yachvili made sure he was there to put in a hit. Unfortunately it was in the face.

Armitage hasn’t been too popular with fans in France, particularly after the hand gesture incident with Brock James in the Heineken Cup final. You can actually hear a bit of a boo and some whistles when he set off with the ball at the start of this clip.

Some in the crowd also probably felt he was milking it, but after seeing the replays of Yachvili’s tackle, it’s no surprise that the former England fullback stayed down.

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Time: 2:06
Credit: parque-toulon.com

26 Comments

  •  kadova
    kadova

    What Yachvili said to the refere was "i don't understand". And the French commentators were scratching their heads, wondering if what happened actually happened. One even suggested that Yachvili wanted to make an usual tackle but Delon Armitage went down at the same moment so the tackle went higher than planned. I don't think so. I just say this to show how unexpected it looked from such a player. Yachvili is a pure annoying scrumhalf, but he's never nasty.

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  •  ronan
    ronan

    KArmitage is a bitch!!!!!!

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  •  drg
    drg

    It's simple, you tell them that if they go around stuff arming folks, one day someone will do it to them, "what goes around comes around" "what's good to give is good to take" perfectly sound lessons...

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  •  drg
    drg

    No no no, completely wrong, Yachvilli deserved the card, perhaps even a ban, no one disputes that. It is merely just, out of the 15 opposition players running around, I'm glad Yachvilli chose Armitage..

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  •  facepalm
    facepalm

    What did he do to O'Driscoll?

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  •  d0m3
    d0m3

    Sorry, he is actually cited.

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  •  iamaj8
    iamaj8

    You don't condone the things Armitage does, regular or not, yet you wave aside the exact things you dislike from a rugby player just because he is on the receiving end. 'Hypocrite' springs to mind.

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  •  andrej
    andrej

    For every ten Arms Hermitage the Frog has given he might get only one it return. Its about time some one clobbers him. Ive seen atlest 3 done by him on players like O'driscol and getting away with it!

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  •  drg
    drg

    Couldn't have happened to a nicer player really...

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  •  d0m3
    d0m3

    Turns out that Yachvili has not been cited.

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  •  reality
    reality

    Yeah, the fact that he was still walking off the pitch a minute after he was carded is quite damning. If I was the referee I would have just taken my red card out of my pocket and told him to get off the pitch or he'd get his yellow upgraded. Especially considering that there was simply no doubt that it was a yellow card - he hooked his head for God's sake!

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  • I take plenty of pleasure from seeing him get a taste of his own medicine :)

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  •  colombes
    colombes

    comon man, i perfectly understand your rouge&noir affection but u can't compare yach and armitage. one is a cheaky scrumhalf (like many other 9 in the business), when the other often acts like in a twat ;) but both have one thing in common: talent

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  •  guy
    guy

    So if that's what you teach your kids...point taken!

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  •  mattyj
    mattyj

    The weirdest thing is that Yachvili doesn't think that is worth being sent off for when its a complete hook

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  •  mattyj
    mattyj

    What an ignorant and immature thing to comment. Full Back points it out perfectly, and you obviously know nothing about Yachvili

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  •  ithilsul
    ithilsul

    Well deserved For once, I mean Yachvili's card. :)

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  • Oh please, the game is full of non-whites who don't get criticised, the truth is Yachvili is nowhere near as dirty or unsportsmanlike as Armitage. Just look at the list of videos under the clip....and that's not the half of it!

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  • What goes around comes around? Oldest lesson in the book

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  •  4lc4tr4z
    4lc4tr4z

    Yachvili is well known for much more cheats and dirty tricks than Delon, though he's not whistled or criticised everywhere as Armitage actually does. Of course, that can't be a color thing.

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  •  guy
    guy

    A few resentfull people crawling out of the woodwork here. It makes me wonder what kind of values they (will) teach their kids.

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  •  stroudos
    stroudos

    The tall one *is* a jerk, though I take no pleasure in seeing him clattered in the face by a cowardly bitchmove. Good player though. The short one is widely recognised as one of the best opensides in Europe.

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  •  cheyanqui
    cheyanqui

    You're right.. A shame really.. Couldn't have happened to a nicer guy.

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  •  iamaj8
    iamaj8

    Now why did I not see anti-delon comments coming...?

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  •  welshy
    welshy

    It's not what you want to see in a game of rugby but it is slightly satisfying to see Armitage get a taste of his own medicine. One of the dirtiest players playing the game in my opinion.

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  •  finedisregard
    finedisregard

    The thing about the Armitage brothers I don't get: the tall one is the back and the short one is the forward. They both play like jerks.

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