Sam Whitelock went head over heels yesterday after a joint effort between Tolu Latu and Will Skelton.
It’s now been revealed that both Latu and Skelton will be cited and a hearing is pending. At first glance it is dreadful. There looks to be a whole lot of malice behind the effort and when it’s two against one things are always going to look bad.
On closer inspection, Latu does do most of the lifting. The way that Skelton grabs Whitelock plays a big part in how heavily he hits the deck, but you’d imagine that he was unaware Latu was latching on to Sam Whitelock’s legs as he began to lift. Either way, Skelton should have done more to ensure Whitelock went down in a safe manner.
What are your thoughts? Red, yellow or a nothing tackle? Let us know in the comments.