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Bizarre Scenes As Jonny May Gets Two Yellow Cards For The Same Offence

Saracens have emerged 29-17 victors against the Leicester Tigers at Welford Road.

The Tigers conceded the first try of the game in the first half when Saracens were awarded a penalty try. The Tigers had Johnny May sent to the sin-bin for a deliberate slap down – the referee and the TMO agreed that if the pass was completed, Saracens would have scored, so a penalty try was awarded.

Jamie George added another try for Saracens before the Tigers hit back with a score from Matthew Tait thanks to an incredible offload from Adam Thompstone.

Saracens extended their lead in the second half through the boot of Owen Farrell, a drop goal included but the Tigers again, showed good character to get a penalty try of their own when their scrum dominance was eventually rewarded by the referee.

However, just minutes later, the Tigers were reduced to 14-men permanently when May was adjudged to deliberately slap the ball down…again. The referee had no choice but to show the England winger another yellow which subsequently meant a red card.

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Author: Sean McMahon

Sean is Deputy Editor and head rugby writer. You can contact him by email seanmc@punditarena.com or on Twitter