The game also produced this flip tackle by Ross Rennie on Irish captain Brian O’Driscoll. The footage has been highly requested so here it is.
O’Driscoll was literally flipped over substitute Rennie’s shoulder, Judo style.
The referee saw nothing wrong with it, which technically is probably incorrect considering O’Driscoll’s feet were above his hips and Rennie didn’t lower him to the ground, as the law stipulates you should do.
It wasn’t however a proper spear tackle as such, so therefore Rennie got away with it. A lot of refs may have seen it differently though, with a penalty, and perhaps even a yellow card being shown.