All Blacks legend Ma’a Nonu was shown a straight red card for lashing out at Lyon scrum half Jean-Marc Doussain during a Top 14 game on Saturday.
The Lyon scrum half dropped his shoulder into Nonu as the Toulon centre ran past him in the first half, which instigated a naughty forearm from Nonu to the face of Doussain.
Doussain then milked it by falling to his knees holding his face in front of the referee which led to a straight red for Nonu, while the scrum half was also shown yellow for instigating the situation at Matmut Stadium.
Ma’a Nonu’s red card against Lyon 🟥
Jean-Marc Doussain was shown a yellow card for his actions. 🟨 pic.twitter.com/MFis2Tem6v
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Toulon therefore had to play more than half the game with a man fewer, leading to a dominant 54-16 win for Lyon.
Nonu, 38, earned 103 cps for the All Blacks over a 12-year period and is widely regarded as one of the greatest centres to ever play the game.