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Sunday Feb 9, 2020

WATCH: Clever line out defence goes wrong in Super Rugby clash

The Queensland Reds pack were left red-faced after some clever maul defence went wrong against the Lions in Super Rugby on Saturday.

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The Lions had an attacking line out five metres from the Reds’ try line in the final play of the first half at Ellis Park when they set up a driving maul.

The Reds pack then made the decision not to compete for the line out and deliberately not touch the Loins pack in the hopes of winning a penalty for obstruction.

This allowed the hosts to roll over the try line unopposed and score a try, which referee Jaco Peyper deemed legal because one member of the Reds pack touched a Lions player meaning the maul had formed.

 

This try helped the hosts to a 27-20 win in round two of Super Rugby. Full match highlights are available below: 

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