Jimmy Gopperth was sent to the sin bin during Wasps 24-16 defeat to the Leicester Tigers.
Wasps fly half, Jimmy Gopperth, received a yellow card from referee Tim Wigglesworth, after clashing with Mathew Tait earlier today.
Gopperth was chasing his own garryowen when he and Tait clashed during the 63rd minute. While the nature of Gopperth’s challenge may have warranted a penalty, the way in which he seemed to lead with his elbow could have resulted in a red card.
As the fly half neared Tait, Gopperth appeared to angle his elbow to impact with full back. However after reviewing the incident Wigglesworth only decided to sin bin the kiwi born fly half.
The decision of the referee angered many fans on Twitter who argued that Gopperth should have been sent off.
Some poker faced acting from Jimmy Gopperth but he could be lucky not to have seen red for a bizarre charge and leading arm on Mat Tait.
— Nick Heath (@rugbymedia) November 1, 2015
— Will Kelleher (@willgkelleher) November 1, 2015
Jimmy Gopperth hasn’t quite sussed out “game on the telly”. Mate, they have a camera specifically for you lying through your teeth #LEIvWAS
— Andy Hooper (@AndyHo_oper) November 1, 2015
Jimmy Gopperth’s in trouble here. Late high challenge on Matt Tait under TMO review. Looks at least yellow to me #COYW
— paul smith (@PaulSCovTel) November 1, 2015
Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena