Jay Renton can find himself extremely lucky to have only conceded a penalty after this stamp during New Zealand U20’s loss to their French counterparts.
The replacement scrum half was seen viciously stamping on a French player rolling away, but the TMO and referee only deemed it a penalty after consultation.
While the stamp appears to be on the arm and not on the head, we have seen red cards given in similar situations and the lack of a yellow card is definitely questionable.
Superbe stamping à 20 m du ballon. Par contre c’est pas sur la tête, mais bien le bras. Après le français, ça fait deux fois qu’il est du mauvais coté. Il a rien à foutre là. pic.twitter.com/wlQOhmZZFc
— greub???? (@greub1) 12 June 2018
It is just another chapter in New Zealand’s recent controversy over red card leniancy and fans on social media were not happy.
Ooh that does not look good at all!!! How has that been missed?? #WorldRugbyU20s
— Ed Tucker (@Teddybreath) 12 June 2018
Yet another serious New Zealand offence that – no doubt – @WorldRugby will ignore.
— Emil Brune (@KuduRose) 12 June 2018
Disgraceful leniency by well positioned ref …oh but it’s the AB’s ????
— Ian (@anarsenalchap) June 12, 2018
France went on to win the match 16-7 thanks to a try from Romain Ntmack and three penalties from Louis Carbonel.