This 'horrific' hit on Taulupe Faletau should have been a 'clear' red card - Ruck

This ‘horrific’ hit on Taulupe Faletau should have been a ‘clear’ red card

Exeter Chiefs star Jonny Hill has split social media down the middle after he escaped severe punishment for an ugly hit on Bath’s Taulupe Faletau.

A clip of the incident from one particular angle appeared on social media and that drew a big response, with many arguing it should have been a red card.

The horrific challenge came in the 34th minute of the match, with the Chiefs holding a slender 14-6 at the time of the incident.


Rubbing salt into the wound, the Chiefs second-row, who saw yellow for the incident, went onto score for the hosts as they ran out comfortable 34-6 winners.

Here is how social media reacted to the incident, and it’s fair to say opinion are mixed:


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1. Joe Launchbury (Slosh, Sloshbucket, or Biscuit)

“He has the biggest arse in world rugby – and was forever knocking things over.”

2. James Haskell (The Unflushable Turd, Rig City)

“Despite being embroiled in a number of off-the-pitch controversies over the years and falling foul of various regimes, the unflushable turd has repeatedly bounced back.”