Tuesday 23 January 2018

Vine: Should Mike Rhodes have been sent off for dangerous tackle on Ulster's Andrew Trimble?

Mike Rhodes should consider himself lucky
Mike Rhodes should consider himself lucky
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

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:

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