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Wallabies star sent off in ‘absolute travesty’
July 17, 2021
The Wallabies’ remaining Check match with France has been met with controversy after star winger Marika Koroibete was despatched off within the opening 5 minutes of the match.
With Australia trailing 3-0 on the time, Koroibete appeared to power a turnover with a giant shot on France’s skipper Anthony Jelonch earlier than the collision was despatched to the TMO for a take a look at potential foul play.
Whereas replays seemed beneficial for Koroibete, not less than within the eyes of 9’s commentary crew together with All Blacks nice Andrew Mehrtens, referee Ben O’Keeffe deemed Koroibete’s shot to be foul play with direct contact to the top and shoulder of the French skipper.
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The choice proved essential with France responding instantly with a attempt to Baptiste Couilloud, to take a 10-0 lead on the time.
“I reckon Anthony Jelonch has tucked down into that,” Mehrtens mentioned in commentary for 9.
“I do not assume the goal or the contact was ever increased than the shoulder.
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