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Sunday Oct 20, 2019

Mtawarira tackle brews controversy in World Cup quarter against Japan

Springbok prop Tendai Mtawarira received a yellow card against Japan for a dump tackle on his opposite number Keita Inagaki on Sunday.

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The South African veteran was apologetic to referee Wayne Barnes and fans have suggested that Mtawarira deserved a red card instead of yellow.

Barnes did not refer to the TMO but instead gave a yellow card during live play, but the footage suggests that Inagaki’s hips move above parallel in the tackle.

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