Edinburgh’s Pro14 clash with Glasgow Warriors on Saturday afternoon proved to be full of drama.
Dave Rennie’s side travelled to Scotland’s capital in a rich vein of form, and got off to the perfect start in seeking out their eleventh consecutive victory with a try from Huw Jones in the fourth minute in front of a 24,000-strong crowd at Murrayfield.
Glasgow’s afternoon looked to get even better just several minutes later, as Edinburgh prop Simon Berghan saw red for stamping on the head of Fraser Brown while the Warriors’ hooker was on the ground.
Looks a red to me for Simon Berghan
— Smällclöne (@Smallclone) December 23, 2017
Berghan was subsequently shown his marching orders by the referee, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see the Scottish international receive a heavy sanction for the incident in question.
The fact the Simon Berghan looked round and brought his foot down on the hooker’s head left the ref with NI choice. Really poor play #EDIvGLA
— Matt Cassidy (@Cass_maitias) December 23, 2017
Unfortunately @EdinburghRugby Simon Berghan knew exactly what he was doing & while he will regret stamping on Fraser Brown’s head, his red card is completely justified #EDIvGLA #GUINNESSPRO14 #keeprugbysafe
— Alex Mcleman (@AlexMcSal) December 23, 2017
Going into the half-time break a man down and with a 7-3 deficit, Edinburgh were up against it after the restart.
Despite the numerical disadvantage,however, Edinburgh rallied back in the second half and, thanks to a last-gasp try from Chris Dean, Richard Cockerill’s fourteen men pulled off an unlikely 18-17 victory.