La Rochelle’s Levani Botia Becomes The First Player To Be Red-Carded In A European Cup Final
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Ronan O’Gara’s La Rochelle have been handed a massive blow in their Champions Cup final clash with Toulouse after centre Levani Botia was red-carded after 27 minutes for a dangerous shoulder hit to the head.
Botia was initially yellow-carded for being offside but following a TMO review, it was deemed that his tackle on fullback Maxime Medard was a red card offense.
But La Rochell have responded well and have actually taken a 9-6 lead as we approach half-time. Can they still do it?
Have a look at the tackle itself below. Botia can have no complaints. Red card all day.
Shoulder to head, Levani Botia's afternoon comes to an early conclusion…
The La Rochelle centre becomes the first player to be sent off in a @ChampionsCup final.
— Rugby on BT Sport (@btsportrugby) May 22, 2021