A Lot Of People Reckon Australia Should Have Seen Red For This Dangerous Tackle

Jason Hennessy

Jason Hennessy

Jason is the editor here at RugbyLAD and a proud Limerick man.
Jason Hennessy

Red card?

Australia fought back against a resilient Fiji side this morning to claim a 39-21 win in their opening Rugby World Cup game, but the result was not without controversy.

With just over 25 minutes gone Fiji led the game 11-7, largely thanks to openside Peceli Yato, who scored their first try and ran absolute riot in the opening quarter. Australia simply couldn’t handle him.

House of Rugby is back with a brand new URC show – fronted by RugbyLAD founder Jason Hennessy and Ireland international Megan Williams. Follow and subscribe to it HERE.

But his game was cut short as a result of a high, no-arms tackle by Wallabies winger Reece Hodge that a lot of people think should have been a red card. In the ITV studio after the game, former England captain Lawrence Dallaglio reckons Australia should have been down to 14 men.

“It’s very clear. You look at where the contact is made.” Dallaglio said

Have a look for yourself below.