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Joe Van Niekerk yellow carded for double high tackle

BY Grant Constable  ·  Saturday Jan 9, 2010

Joe Van Niekerk yellow carded for double high tackle

After a few days without updates, Rugbydump is back online today and will get updates rolling again within the next few days, starting with this pretty amusing clip from the Top 14.

Last weekend Clermont hosted Toulon in what turned out to be a severe hiding from the home side as they ran out 39-3 victors at the Stade Marcel Michelin.

They ran in five tries against a Toulon side lacking direction, with flyhalf Jonny Wilkinson missing penalties and eventually leaving the field at halftime.

His replacement Sebastien Fauque kicked a dropgoal, but that was all Toulon could muster as Clermont scored 29 unanswered points in the second half.

Matters were made worse as Toulon captain Joe Van Niekerk was yellow carded for committing what can only be described as two high tackles.

First he pulled fullback Anthony Floch down by the neck, then clothes-lined winger Napolioni Nalaga.

It’s hard to tell which offense the ref sent him to the cooler for, but both high tackles would have comfortably earned him ten minutes on the sideline.

Dirty, yet amusing for some reason.

Time: 01:46

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