VIDEOS: Two bans and one 'no action', but which was worse?
WATCH as we bring you three contentious incidents from the past weekend’s Six Nations. Two resulted in bans and in one there was no action.
However, the ‘no action’ incident was when bellicose England prop Ellis Genge was caught on camera appearing to elbow Johnny Sexton in the face at a ruck in the final stages of Ireland’s 32-18 Six Nations win over England last Saturday.
Genge was even heard boasting about it afterwards (see video clip below), but it was all brushed aside and swept under the carpet.
Ireland midfielder Bundee Aki has been banned for four matches, following his red card in last Saturday’s Six Nations win over England in Dublin.
He was sent off by referee Mathieu Raynal in the 64th minute of the match following a tackle to the head of Billy Vunipola.
Paul Willemse will also miss France’s Six Nations title-decider against Scotland in Paris on Friday.
The burly South African-born lock was given a two-game ban, following his red card against Wales last weekend.
Second row Willemse saw red 13 minutes from time when, trying to pull Wyn Jones away from a ruck, he grabbed the Wales prop round the back of the head.
As Jones fell backwards, Willemse’s fingers slid over his eye.
He was sent off by English referee Luke Pearce at the Stade de France following a video review.
We bring you all three incidents. You decided which deserved bans and which was the worst!
Sexton: “Sir, he elbowed me in the face.”
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