England rugby star Manu Tuilagi “should never be let on a rugby field again” following his latest dangerous tackle.
“I have watched the red-card tackle over and over and I find no comfort or mitigation in what Tuilagi did,” wrote outspoken Irish critic Neil Francis, who played 36 times for Ireland.
His rant came after the incident that saw Tuilagi crunch George North who was already in the tackle of Henry Slade.
“The number one thought in his head was to stop George North scoring a try under any circumstances. Legal or not.
“That means that Tuilagi didn’t care about the consequences of an illegal tackle.”
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Francis found little sincerity in Tuilagi offering a hand of apology to North when leaving the field in disgrace.
“Try and take someone’s head off or leave him permanently incapacitated and then nonchalantly shake hands moments later,” he wrote in the Irish Independent.
“Tuilagi should never be let on a rugby field again.”
5 times Manu Tuilagi didn’t give a RUCK
Never a dull moment.
1. Jumping off a ferry
During the 2011 Rugby World Cup. the centre, returning from a day-trip with team-mates, dived overboard at around 7pm in the evening and swam to a nearby pier, where he was detained by waiting police. He was subsequently fined £3,000 by the RFU