This has to be one of the most curious endings to a rugby match! Leicester Tigers have Bristol Bears on the ropes in the Gallagher Premiership encounter at Welford Road, but a yellow card see’s things get rather mixed up with John Afoa due to come back on.
John Afoa, having been taken off as a tactical substitution needs to come back on in order to keep the scrum contested. If he doesn’t then the scrum becomes uncontested, which might suit Bristol as they’ve conceded so many penalties already. Pat Lam and Steve Borthwick have an interesting discussion on the sideline!
This video is intended to simply provide some insight into what happened, not to cast judgement. That way you can make up your own mind!
What a finish to the game, would you feel for former English player and now head Leicester coach Steve Borthwick? Was it a form of cheating from Pat Lam and his men?
— Gavin Smart (@gavinsmart) June 7, 2021