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The controversial Watson tackle which escaped any card vs Springboks

BY Shaywaterworth  ·  Sunday Jul 25, 2021

Questions have been raised over the legality of Hamish Watson’s tip-tackle on Willie le Roux during Saturday’s opening Test match against the Springboks.

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The British & Irish Lions flanker made the challenge on le Roux during the second half in Cape Town and the full back’s hips appeared to go above horizontal.

Referee Nic Berry awarded a penalty for the incident after consulting with the TMO however some fans suggested the tackle deserved a yellow or red card.

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