ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
REGISTER
LOGIN
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump
Monday Jan 31, 2022

Jaco Peyper downgrades 'horrific' whiplash collision to yellow card only

Ulster winger Craig Gilroy was lucky to see a mere yellow card for his high shot on opposing winger Tom Rogers in Ulster’s 27-15 win over Scarlets. Referee Jaco Peyper’s decision has not aged well and has left more than a few fans scratching their heads concerning the laws of foul play.

ADVERTISEMENT

It’s one of the more sickening collisions you’re likely to see, due in part to Rogers’s body position when the hit was delivered. He can be seen falling to a knee to deliver a pass, before receiving a brutal shoulder to the face.

As a result, he was nearly folded in half, backward.

Somehow, Peyper chose to keep the red card tucked away, saying: “It is direct to the head, but there’s a contribution from the player, so he drops in height. So, it goes from red down to yellow.”

Some of the most controversial red cards in rugby history

Obviously, not everyone was pleased with that description.

“That is the tackle that I think everyone is trying to get away from,” said Tom Shanklin on Premier Sports.

“It’s a horrific collision, and it looks even worse in slow motion… I think Craig Gilroy doesn’t really attempt to tackle, the arm’s down by the side which it shouldn’t be. It’s lazy defence, he’s not looking where he’s hitting. I think he’s fortunate to get a yellow card. I think he’s quite lucky.”

Related Articles

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand Rugby Brawl

  • 27 WEEKS AGO

    Must see all in brawl

  • 28 WEEKS AGO

    Shocking head shot in Ireland game sparks...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Quick Thinking Etzebeth Scores Thrilling Try To Keep Sharks Alive In London

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Carlin Isles scores cracking tries in return to sevens rugby

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Jamie George Proves To Be The Ultimate Footballer In Sarries Win

  • 6 WEEKS AGO

    Lyon Loosehead Hamza Kaabeche Caught In Prop’s Worst Nightmare

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 14 HOURS AGO

    Leicester Tigers And Springbok Number Eight In Hot Water For Sickening Ankle Roll

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Controversy Brewing Following Lack Of TMO intervention In ‘Dangerous’ Toulouse Tackle

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Toulouse demonstrate power with spine tingling hits

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Ugly Club Rugby Incident Caught On Camera

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    The Rarest Of Sights As Tuilagi Left Flattened By Giant Toulouse Secondrow

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 5 HOURS AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    Almost 35,000 have now signed petition to reverse new grassroots tackle laws

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    RFU introduce maximum of waist high tackling in amateur rugby

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Big players omitted in Borthwick's new squad and Jones finds a new job - The fallout

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Chaotic try in classic footage shows just how unpredictable a rugby ball can be

View All

Funnies

  • 5 HOURS AGO

    Sevens magic as 'headed' try brings stadium to its feet

  • 14 HOURS AGO

    Australian Broadcasters Slammed For ‘Pathetic’ Attack On International Referee

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    “I’m Too Old” Referee Substituted In Bizarre Incident

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Bad day for referee Adam Leal as he takes a battering and then gets called by the wrong name

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Tommy Bowe with almighty blunder

View All

Amateur

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    You Won’t See Many Better Than This Silky-Smooth Try From Llandovery RFC

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes As Caldy RFC Hand Ealing First Championship Defeat Of The Season

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Dubious Score Decides Result Of Rugby's Biggest Schools Fixture

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    Incredible Scenes At School Boys Rugby Match

  • 26 WEEKS AGO

    The Next Dominant Backrow?

View All

Player Features

  • 5 HOURS AGO

    Slade out and Lions star in as England injuries cause changes

  • 3 DAYS AGO

    Josh Bassett signs for new premiership team after short stay at Harlequins

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Exeter fly half to depart for France

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Former England player switches to Scotland

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Exeter Chiefs to lose yet another player

View All