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Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle

Steven Luatua receives straight red card for dangerously high tackle
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Blues loose forward Steven Luatua was shown a straight red card for this high tackle on Tim Nanai-Williams during the round two Super Rugby match between the Chiefs and Blues in Hamilton on Friday. The Chiefs won 41-26, with six great tries.

The All Black flanker is ‘alleged to have contravened Law 10.4(e) Dangerous tackling of an opponent‘. He will face a hearing on Sunday 5 March, with the case to be considered in the first instance by the SANZAAR Foul Play Review Committee of Nigel Hampton QC, Stefan Terblanche and John Langford.

All SANZAAR disciplinary matters are in the first instance referred to the Foul Play Review Committee to provide the option of expediting the judicial process. For a matter to be dispensed with at this hearing, the person appearing must plead guilty and accept the penalty offered by the Foul Play Review Committee.

Luatua appeared to set himself for the challenge then simply didn’t pull out of it, despite Nanai-Williams clearly not receiving the ball.

Under the old laws Luatua’s tackle might have been considered clumsy and reckless but not malicious, therefore perhaps we would have only seen a yellow card. But with the new focus and zero tolerance approach to head-high tackles, this was always going to be a red.

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14 Comments

  • drg
    8:11 AM 06/03/2017

    Can you manicure a beard? *thinking face*...

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  • katman
    7:00 AM 06/03/2017

    Bloody Millennials. Surprised Nanai-Williams doesn't have a manicured ironic beard to go with his sense of entitlement to a penalty.

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  • stroudos
    10:04 PM 05/03/2017

    Yes mate, it was a beautiful line.

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  • facepalm
    2:02 PM 04/03/2017

    Apart from Nanai Williams head butting Luatua's forearm, can we also admire the glorious break from Kerr Barlow. Absolutely untouched through the defence

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  • craptanker
    6:39 AM 04/03/2017

    Lived in shoe box in middle of road

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  • 10stonenumber10
    10:08 PM 03/03/2017

    Rugby needs something completely different. I am open to all contract negotiations

    Reply
  • hoot
    9:51 PM 03/03/2017

    Classic! Best comment in ages. Seems like it should be said in Michael Palin's voice. :-)

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  • 10stonenumber10
    8:45 PM 03/03/2017

    Back in my day, we were hit like this 3 times before breakfast, 4 times before lunch, 8 times before dinner, and if we were lucky to still be conscious, a spear tackle before bed. Bed was a ruck shield, pillow a tackle bag, and our quilts were patched together from the shirts of fallen foes. This generation just don't want it any more.

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  • colombes
    5:56 PM 03/03/2017

    Nose in tajine

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  • drg
    3:38 PM 03/03/2017

    Your last sentence summed it up!

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  • moo
    2:33 PM 03/03/2017

    After this, I can't wait for this guy to come to Bristol and bring all his subtlety and guile to the championship...

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  • im1
    2:16 PM 03/03/2017

    pretty blatant obstruction from Nanai-Williams there. Should have been a penalty to Blues...

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  • rdump0
    1:56 PM 03/03/2017

    Looks to me like Nanai-Williams is trying to bite Luatua's arm off... and he milks it...

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  • danknapp
    12:55 PM 03/03/2017

    Nothing in that. Cous cous.

    Reply


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