WATCH | Footage emerges of ‘clear red card’ tackle on Manu Tuilagi

This ugly-looking tackle from Wales centre Hadleigh Parkes went overlooked by match officials, much to the dismay of England fans on social media.

Some supporters have suggested that this challenge led more with the shoulder than the hit that saw the England centre dismissed late one.

‘Why wasn’t that a red card led with shoulder more intent than Tuilagi,’ one fan wrote.

Another said: ‘With force, contact to the head, no mitigation = red. Or just ignore it..’

Although England beat Wales 33-30 to capture the Triple Crown, Eddie Jones was clearly furious with the decision to send Tuilagi off.

“I usually don’t comment on decisions, but I find this bizarre and ridiculous. I don’t see how you can tackle a guy now. It’s absolute rubbish.

“There is no common sense shown. I don’t know what Manu is supposed to do in that situation.

“I don’t now how he is supposed to tackle the guy. How else do you tackle if you don’t tackle with your shoulder? The guy is literally half a metre off the ground.

“Manu does everything he is supposed to be doing. He gets red carded. Come on. You can’t tackle any more.”


The Team Voted The Greatest Six Nations XV Of All Time By Fans

With the 2020 Six Nations in full swing, we wanted to know what you think the best-ever combined XV.

And after 30,000 votes, here is the team fans selected. There are one or two surprise inclusions.

Fullback: JASON ROBINSON (England) – 10,758 votes


Winger: SHANE WILLIAMS (Wales) – 12,374


Centre: Brian O’Driscoll (Ireland) – 21,392


Centre: Will Greenwood (England) – 10,697

Greenwood followed his father Dick into an England shirt. While his father was a prickly back row player, the younger Greenwood was one of the finest centres to grace the England midfield.


Winger: Tommy Bowe (Ireland) – 5,793

CONTINUES ON PAGE 2