British & Irish Lions

Ex-judicial officer says Cheslin Kolbe's dangerous play on Conor Murray 'not in breach of law'

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Ben O'Keeffe shows Cheslin Kolbe his yellow card. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)
Ben O'Keeffe shows Cheslin Kolbe his yellow card. (Photo by David Rogers/Getty Images)

One of the most contentious points from last weekend's second Test between the Springboks and the British & Irish Lions came when Cheslin Kolbe was sin-binned for connecting with scrumhalf Conor Murray while he was in the air.

The incident occurred in the 25th minute after Pollard's hoist into the Lions half ended in Murray catching the ball first and the Bok chaser, Kolbe, upending him while he was airborne.

Officiating decisions have been the talk of the series since the first Test, after Australian referee Nic Berry's performance came under intense scrutiny from SA Rugby director of rugby Rassie Erasmus.

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