Anger as Ellis Genge escapes red card for 'cheap and dirty' clearcut - Ruck

Anger as Ellis Genge escapes red card for ‘cheap and dirty’ clearcut

England prop Ellis Genge managed to escape a red card for a tackle described as ‘horrifying’ on Exeter and Scotland lock Jonny Gray.

One fan wrote: “I cannot understand how Genge hasn’t seen red there. “No high level of danger” are you serious? He’s absolutely flown into that ruck and smashed a player in the head. The TMO also with the “yes mate” should be embarrassed too.”

“Absolute joke shop how Bristol have avoided a Red (Genge),” added a second.

A third commented: “Genge just escaped a red card for a cheap and dirty clear out on Gray at that ruck. Officials ruled ‘low force’ for a shoulder direct to the head after running in at full speed. Terrible clear out. Awful decision.”

“I have no idea how Genge has avoided a red card for that clear out,” commented another.


“An absolute sh**” – 5 dirtiest players in world rugby

The holidays are a time for giving and love and good vibes, which is why today, we will be saluting the game’s dirtiest fighters. 

If there’s anyone we forgot or you have any thoughts on the selection, as always, have at it in the comments. 

#5. Owen Farrell (England)

Could it be anybody else? Farrell fits the label “our guy” better than most, meaning you love to hate him unless he’s in your squad. Then you’d go to the end’s of the earth to defend him. The England captain, also known as ‘Shoulder boy’ for his high tackling, does himself no favours with his poor tackling technique.