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Saturday Dec 19, 2020

Fans outraged by lack of action over Tom Wood clear out in Champions Cup

Fans have questioned the controversial decision not to penalise Northampton Saints flanker Tom Wood for a dangerous clear out on Leinster’s Josh Van Der Flier on Saturday.

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Wood made direct contact with Van Der Flier’s head at a ruck, leaving the Leinster flanker rolling round on the ground in pain during the final 10 minutes of the Champions Cup clash in Dublin.

Following advice from the TMO, referee Pierre Brousset consulted a monitor on the side of the pitch at RDS Arena and decided there was no foul play at the breakdown, however fans and pundits have disagreed with the decision.

Leinster won the game 35-19 leaving them top of Pool A in the competition and some of the reaction to Wood’s challenge is below:

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