Red Card For Ireland’s Bundee Aki Following Nasty Shoulder Hit To The Head

Red card.

Ireland centre Bundee Aki has just been shown a red card for a high tackle on Samoa’s Alapati Leiua in their Rugby World Cup pool clash.

Referee Nic Berry felt there was not enough of a mitigating factor with Aki’s shoulder making direct contact “with a degree of force” that left Leiua flat out on the turf.

At full speed, it looked like a yellow and no more, but when slowed down it’s hard to see any mitigation. At the same time, Samoa got away with yellow for a similar challenge on Stockdale earlier in the game.

Have a look yourself below and let us know what you think. The right decision?

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