Do Not Sell My Personal Information
ADVERTISEMENT
RugbyDump RugbyDump
Sunday Feb 14, 2021

Rugby laws brought into question following HORRIFIC cringeworthy Willis injury vs Italy

Rugby laws brought into question following HORRIFIC cringeworthy Willis injury vs Italy

England flanker Jack Willis was stretchered off against Italy on Saturday having suffered a horrendous knee injury during round two of the Six Nations at Twickenham.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Wasps flanker came off the bench in the second half and having scored a try almost straightaway, Willis was unfortunately carried off the pitch shortly after having picked up a nasty injury at a breakdown.

The 24-year-old was left screaming in pain as his knee was twisted by a ‘crocodile roll’ challenge from Italian forward Sebastian Negri and fans and pundits have taken to social media to wish Willis a speedy recovery.

Following the full time whistle England legend Lawrence Dallaglio described the challenge as “reckless” but insisted the Italian did nothing wrong by the law.

However while it is not illegal, former players, fans and pundits have questioned why the ‘crocodile roll’ technique is still allowed within the laws of the game.

 

REACTION:

Related Articles

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    The controversial moment Scotland went down...

  • 3 WEEKS AGO

    Six minutes of Dan Biggar moaning to referees...

  • 4 WEEKS AGO

    Five teammate fights that, for the most part,...



ADVERTISEMENT

Great Tries

  • 1 DAY AGO

    AWESOME Bristol team try caps brilliant hat trick for Fijian league convert

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    The biggest hits and greatest carries of Sébastien Chabal at 03 and 07 World Cups

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: All 42 Test match tries scored by George North

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    Josua Tuisova makes rugby look easy, this time setting up a try from No8

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Piutau sets up the epic try EVERYONE is talking about

View All

Big Hits & Dirty Play

  • 12 HOURS AGO

    The time Brian O'Driscoll pushed aside physios to make heroic cup final tackle

  • 23 HOURS AGO

    WATCH: Toulouse flanker gets away with bizarre jump over Brive defenders

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: Five seconds of pure head loss leads to red card in Super Rugby

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    The biggest hits and greatest carries of Sébastien Chabal at 03 and 07 World Cups

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    WATCH: Five minutes of dangerous clear outs which justify strict crackdown from refs

View All

See It To Believe It

  • 12 HOURS AGO

    The time Brian O'Driscoll pushed aside physios to make heroic cup final tackle

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Incredible Kolbe athleticism turns heavy defence into lovely counter attack in Top 14

  • 1 DAY AGO

    WATCH: Fantastic new montage demonstrates the art of jackaling at the breakdown

  • 2 DAYS AGO

    These 21 players were told they were too small to 'make it' in rugby

  • 6 DAYS AGO

    Referee Pascal Gauzere admits to those two huge mistakes in England’s loss to Wales

View All

Funnies

  • 1 DAY AGO

    Wallabies prop teases opposition testes after full time despite first half red card

  • 1 WEEK AGO

    WATCH: Hilarious try fail has Samoan commentators in stitches

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: The funniest and most controversial moments of Wayne Barnes' career

  • 5 WEEKS AGO

    Biarritz score EPIC late try in dramatic yet hilarious fashion to win Pro D2 match

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Fijian wing who lifted a referee like Lion King now faces a disciplinary hearing

View All

Amateur

  • 18 WEEKS AGO

    Viral video of Scottish club brawl goes down a storm with rugby community

  • 55 WEEKS AGO

    RUGBYDUMP BLITZ: This Best of the Week round up is sure to entertain you

  • 55 WEEKS AGO

    RD BLITZ - Disaster, just when it looked so promising...

  • 55 WEEKS AGO

    That glorious moment that will live on forever, like it or not

  • 56 WEEKS AGO

    RD Blitz - PROP'S Lionel Messi wizardy creates incredible try

View All

Player Features

  • 2 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bumping off tacklers and taking high balls, Rob Kearney had an impressive Super Rugby debut

  • 7 WEEKS AGO

    Brian Moore on money in modern rugby and how it should never be compared to 'outlier' football

  • 9 WEEKS AGO

    Tuisova's wrecking ball montage will make you grateful you never made it as a pro

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    New Zealand rugby pod admit Owen Farrell is world class

  • 15 WEEKS AGO

    WATCH: Bath prop launches Amazon documentary focused on those from non-traditional backgrounds

View All
Rugby laws brought into question following HORRIFIC cringeworthy Willis injury vs Italy | RugbyDump - Rugby News & Videos