There were shocking scenes in Australia today as a bizarre ‘double red’ offence saw Isi Naisarani given his marching orders.
The competition has had an upsurge in popularity in recent months with it’s entertaining, free-flowing brand of rugby that has rivalled Super Rugby Aotearoa in New Zealand.
There were, however, ugly scenes today in the match between the Waratahs and the Melbourne Rebels.
We see as Naisarani goes in for a sickening shot on a Waratahs forward.
That in itself was a red card offence – but what ensued was even worse.
watch the sickening scenes from Super Rugby AU earlier today in the video below
Naisarani puts on a high shot then throws hands with Lachie Swinton 😯
— StanSportAU (@StanSportAU) April 24, 2021
Here was some of the reaction to the red card offence.
Pretty much sums up Isi Naisarani’s past 18 months in Australian rugby. Red card for “direct contact” to head, push and shove follows.
— Christy Doran (@ChristypDoran) April 24, 2021
Isi Naisarani sent off for a high tackle but then there were some afters, can you get two red cards? pic.twitter.com/DXV38jrv5z
— Ultimate Rugby (@ultimaterugby) April 24, 2021
Fair to say Isi Naisarani is getting full value for that red card. Head-high tackle followed by throwing two digs. Take your pick. #WARvREB
— Neil Treacy (@neil_treacy) April 24, 2021
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