Friday 20 October 2017

Video: The elbow to the face of Connacht's Jack Carty was bad but was Owen Franks' blow worse?

Jack Carty was caught be a very dangerous elbow
Jack Carty was caught be a very dangerous elbow

Newport Gwent Dragons captain Rynard Landman could find himself in hot water after being red-carded for a vicious tackle on Connacht's Jack Carty yesterday.

Landman was sent-off after 15 minutes after catching Carty high and late in Connacht's vital 30-25 win at Rodney Parade.

It may see Landman handed a ban which could be as long as eight weeks, potentially ruling him out of the Dragons' big European Challenge Cup quarter-final Welsh derby with Cardiff Blues on April 4.

The player offered his apologies after the match.

"I am ashamed of my decision today! I let myself my club and most of all my team down! This is not what I stand for!" he posted on his Twitter account.

Here are the match highlights and Landman's elbow (after 30 seconds)

All Blacks prop Owen Franks was also in trouble over the weekend for a dangerous swinging forearm.

Franks and his Highlanders counterpart Kane Hames will front the judiciary after separate incidents during last night's Super Rugby game at Forsyth Barr Stadium.

Franks has been cited for punching or striking in the 10th minute of the game, won 26-20 by the Crusaders, after earning the attention of the citing commissioner.

Hames, who came off the bench in the second half for the Highlanders, has been charged with the same offence for an incident in the 74th minute.

Here is the Franks challenge:

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