"High level of danger" - France star sent off at half-time against Italy, pundit baffled - Ruck

“High level of danger” – France star sent off at half-time against Italy, pundit baffled

France centre Jonathan Danty was sent to the sin bin just before the break with the hosts leading 10-3 against Italy.

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At halftime, the decision was reevaluated by officials in the bunker, resulting in an upgrade to a red card.

Referee Christophe Ridley delivered the bad news to France fans prior to the second half kicking off, explaining that the challenge had ‘no mitigation’ and a ‘high level of danger’.

This came as a surprise to former England flanker Maggie Alphonsi, who had expressed her belief that the decision should not have been altered.

One fan wrote: “Clear a red as you’re going to find, no mitigation and high danger.”

“3/10” – 5 players who flopped in the third round of the 2024 Six Nations

We examine five players who struggled to deliver during the third round of the 2024 Guinness Six Nations, while England, Ireland, and France secured wins.

#1. Josh Adams (Wales)

Rugby Pass 3/10: “Scrambled on defence and offered a release with a big right boot. His leading role in the blitz defence meant he missed as many tackles as he made. Replaced by Mason Grady on 57 minutes.”

Rugby Dump 4/10: “Not the force he once way, Adams looks out of sorts at the moment and will be under pressure from the likes of Mason Grady who was superb when he came on.”

Planet Rugby 4/10: “Relatively quiet and spent most of the game defending but missed more tackles than he made. Would have liked to impose himself on the game more.”

Wales Online 5/10: “Didn’t get many opportunities to show his class with ball in hand but there were a few aimless kicks, and he missed a tackle on Ireland hooker Dan Sheehan in the first-half. Worked hard during the second-half but it wasn’t his day.”

Telegraph 5/10: “Tough day, copping an early blow tackling Aki before being steamrolled by Sheehan. Was later crunched too by a big Van der Flier tackle.”

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