Vine: Should Mike Rhodes have been sent off for dangerous tackle on Ulster's Andrew Trimble?
Published 20/11/2015 | 20:35
Referee Romain Poite is not making many friends at Kingspan Stadium this evening.
Four minutes into the vital clash between Ulster and Saracens, Mike Rhodes took Andrew Trimble out of it in the air and the Irish winger landed on his back.
The crowd and most viewers seemed to think it would be a red card but after consulting with the TMO, Poite dispensed a yellow, much to the annoyance of the hosts.
Watch the incident below:
Ulster lead at the break thanks to two penalties and drop goal from Paddy Jackson. Chris Wyles has scored a try in response. It's 9-5.
The hosts failed to score in the second period as Sarries added three tries to claim a losing bonus point.
Here's some reaction to the Rhodes yellow:
Poite yellow cards Michael Rhodes for smashing airborne Trimble. Granted rule has changed but way worse than Jared Payne red in 2014 QF.— Gavin Cummiskey (@Cumoski) November 20, 2015
Rhodes a lucky boy but then again very different challenge to last year. #andlawhaschanged— Matt Dawson (@matt9dawson) November 20, 2015
Poite goes yellow for Michael Rhodes who is a very, very lucky boy. Was a matter of timing, but he was off and that was very dangerous.— Rúaidhrí O'Connor (@RuaidhriOC) November 20, 2015