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Reece Hodge goes unpunished for reckless tackle on Fijian star

Reece Hodge goes unpunished for reckless tackle on Fijian star
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Australia winger Reece Hodge has been called out for his tackle on Fiji flanker Peceli Yato which forced the Fijian off the field with a head injury.

Yato had already scored a try, made 80 metres from four carries and beaten three defenders before he failed a Head Injury Assessment in the 26th minute.

Hodge received no card for the tackle, which sees his shoulder make contact with Yato’s head without a clear attempt to wrap his arms.

It’s likely the incident will be reviewed.

The Wallabies went on to win their opening game of the World Cup 39-21 against Fiji in Sapporo.

6 Comments

  •  anthonywales
    anthonywales
    1:36 PM 25/09/2019

    That's desgraceful and an even worse decision to let him off. He should be on his way home! 

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  •  geoffk
    geoffk
    4:49 PM 21/09/2019

    I think he was just trying to get out of the way.

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  •  45678
    45678
    12:57 PM 21/09/2019

    Didn’t watch the game, but is there some mitigation that he wraps both arms? Still shoulder to head though. Way too high

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    •  dai154
      dai154
      2:06 PM 23/09/2019

      to be fair the arms only wrap through momentum, not because he tried to

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  •  alasdairduncan3
    alasdairduncan3
    10:28 AM 21/09/2019

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  •  alasdairduncan3
    alasdairduncan3
    10:28 AM 21/09/2019
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    Incomprehensible decision

    Reply


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