Super Rugby

TALKING POINT | Did Stormers flank deserve red?

Johan du Toit (Gallo Images)
Johan du Toit (Gallo Images)

A big talking point in Saturday's Sharks v Stormers game came when the Cape side's flank Johan du Toit received a yellow card in the first minute for taking out Sharks scrumhalf Louis Schreuder in the air.

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Schreuder fell awkwardly on his back but referee AJ Jacobs overruled the television match official Willie Vos's advice to hand out a red card.

Jacobs said Schreuder fell on his back - and not his head first - which the referee used as a mitigating factor.

Opinion is sure to be divided over the decision.

WATCH the incident in the tweet below and make up your own mind.

The Sharks won the match 24-14.

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