‘We Can’t Have That In Our Game’ – Ben Kay Blasts Incident In Munster Game

This is not soccer.

Former England international Ben Kay has blasted the behaviour of centre Virimi Vakatawa in Racing’s Champions Cup semi-final win over Munster on Sunday.

The Frenchman went down very easily, after a push to the face by Munster scrumhalf Conor Murray. While Kay does not condone what Murray did, he is furious with Vakatawa’s soccer-like ‘play-acting.’

“He goes down far too easily.” Kay said

“This isn’t the reaction of someone who’s genuinely hurt.”

“We can’t have that in our game. Our game is sold on the values”

Kay goes on to add that World Rugby have hinted in the past that they would look at punishing players for this kind of behaviour, either with a yellow card on the pitch, or following up after the game.

Do you agree? Do we need to stamp this out before it gets any worse?