Super Rugby Pacific has kicked off with some fantastic matches but it hasn’t been without its controversy.
In the recent matchup between featuring the Queensland Reds, there was an incident that polarised Super Rugby fans.
With a yellow card offence for this moment – many thought the game had gone made.
The controversy surrounds this tackle in the 59th minute of the game with the scores at 13-15 to the Reds.
Here is the challenge in the video below.
🤔 “Harsh or fair?” 🤔
Hunter Paisami has copped a polarising bit of 🧀 for another booming tackle. 💥
Was it the right call? 🤨ADVERTISEMENT
— Stan Sport Rugby (@StanSportRugby) March 4, 2022
Fans were outraged on social media – here are some of the responses.
The game is Fekked 😥
My love for my sport is 95% gone at the moment 😥 https://t.co/IqKQGWnZTl
— 𝐋𝐞𝐞 𝐉𝐚𝐫𝐯𝐢𝐬 (@LeeJarvis10) March 5, 2022
Some others had there say on the Super Rugby moment- with many agreeing that it was indeed a yellow card – here are some that we pulled off Twitter.
“He’s gone over the horizontal and he’s landed on head/neck/shoulder this been outlawed for about 12 years now”
“It was hard but fair at the start – maybe as an ex player you can explain to me the need for him to lift his leg and turn it into a dangerous tackle?? The initial hit is amazing – the second part is clearly foul play.”
“Come on Jarvs, no need for the flip! No need, he’d already made the dominant tackle! Yellow was deserved to deter players from unnecessarily doing that….”