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Video: are these yellow card tackles?

Video: are these yellow card tackles?

Check out these yellow card tackles from last weekend. As you’ll hear, the commentators have a good bluster about them. By pushing video technology to its limits, we’ve added in a horizontal line for you to judge for yourself whether they breach the key criterion by tipping the player beyond the horizontal.

Seeing them like this, in my opinion all but¬†Reinach’s tackle on Phipps were yellows. I also don’t think any of the perps can argue the ‘accidental’ defence – the techniques used in those tackles were only going to result in one outcome.

But then, maybe I’m soft. Which tackles did you think warranted a yellow?

 

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