WATCH: Cheetahs Prop Very Lucky To Escape Red Following Brutal Charge On McFadden

Needless.

Leinster guaranteed themselves a home PRO14 semi-final this year with a 19-7 victory over the Cheetahs last night at the RDS Arena in Dublin.

The defending champions are now on a staggering 72 points after just 17 games played, 26 points clear of 2nd placed Benetton in Conference B. The eastern province have lost just two games all season and are overwhelming favourite for the crown again this season.

But the game itself last night was marred by a hugely controversial hit on Ireland winger Fergus McFadden by Cheetahs prop Ox Nche, who somehow escaped with just a yellow card for the cheap shot.

With Fergus McFadden kicking the ball in behind the defence, he was met with a brutal shoulder in the head from Nche. But referee Nigel Owens decided it was “shoulder to shoulder” despite reviewing it with the TMO on the night and have Nche just a yellow. Sorry Nigel. Red all day for us.