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Should Jimmy Gopperth Have Seen Red For This Incident

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.

Alan Drumm, Pundit Arena

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