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Saturday Feb 22, 2020

WATCH: Referee sends off WRONG player for high shot in MLR game

Brazilian referee Henrique Platais sent off the wrong player during round two of Major League Rugby between Nola Gold and Atalanta.

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Platais presented a yellow to a Nola winger when the offence was actually caused by his second row team mate. The lock committed a high tackle which left an Atalanta player looking motionless on the ground and received no punishment.

The 32-year-old official consulted his linesman before making the decision but despite the confusion, Atalanta went on to win the game 22-10 at Shrine on Airline stadium in Louisiana.

Platais was brought into MLR for the 2020 season having officiated international games in the Americas Rugby Championship.

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