ALL THINGS IRELAND: TIME FOR WARREN GATLAND TO SHUT-UP ABOUT SENDING OFF
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

TIME FOR WARREN GATLAND TO SHUT-UP ABOUT SENDING OFF

It is high-time for Wales coach to stop critisising the decision by respected Irish referee, Alain Rolland to send Simon Warburton off for his 'spear-tackle' on Frances' Vincent Clerc.
Yes, it did alter the course of the game and Wales lost by a single point to France 9-8, but the offence was a serious one and constitutes an automatic sending off in any game for any player.

There can be no softening of the rule which was amended after Ireland's Captain, Brian O'Driscoll's Lions tour was cruelly ended by a Spear- tackle against New Zealand a few years ago.
It is a highly dangerous tackle that could potentially paralyse a rugby player.

In any case, Wales missed many kicks on goal to have won the match regardless of the sending-off and the Warburton himself has admitted he was guilty of a dangerous tackle.

Hard luck to Wales in losing the semi-final to France, but get over it Warren.

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