Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell

first_imgSaturday Oct 15, 2016 Matt Toomua escapes red card decision after dumping Finn Russell Leicester Tiger’s new man Matt Toomua was fortunate to escape with just a yellow card when he picked up and dumped Glasgow Warriors’ Finn Russell during last night’s European Champions Cup clash at Scotstoun Stadium. The former Wallaby got down low and picked up the Scotland international, tipping him past the horizontal and not bringing him down safely. Referee Mathieu Raynal and his TMO both agreed that due to the landing, a yellow card was sufficient.While Toomua was no doubt simply attempting to be dominant in the tackle – and succeeded – the lifting motion and outcome of the movement made it a dangerous challene. If refereeing decisions in the last few years are anything to go by, this could easily have been a straight red card.There was of course a reaction online, with opinions mixed and former Leicester Tiger’s flyhalf Andy Goode being one of those in the camp that felt it was actually the correct decision.Matt Toomua’s yellow was correct, he lands on his back not his head so no red card. 6 years ago that was a brilliant physical tackle!— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) October 14, 2016The general feeling seemed to be that if Russell hadn’t put his arm down to protect himself, the landing would have been a lot worse and Toomua would have been off for the rest of the game.Regardless, Glasgow Warriors went on to completely dominate the Tigers, winning 42-13. It is the most points Leicester have ever conceded in a European Cup game.It could get worse for them shortly too, as Toomua might find himself sidelined with a ban.What was your reaction to the challenge?View official highlights of the game below (not available in all regions)ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items With A Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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