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Sunday Oct 11, 2020

Fans question yellow card for potential future England lock in Premiership semi

Opinion is split over the yellow card shown to Exeter lock Jonny Hill during Saturday’s Premiership semi-final against Bath.

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The 26-year-old was sent to the sin bin for clearing out Welsh international Taulupe Faletau at a breakdown without using his arms just before half time.

The decision has divided fans with some agreeing with the yellow card decision and others suggesting that Hill should’ve been shown red for the incident.

At the time Exeter only had an eight-point lead and a red card could have given Bath an opportunity to reach the Premiership final, however Hill returned to the action five minutes after the break and helped the Chiefs to a 35-6 win at Sandy Park with a try of his own. Full match highlights are available below:

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