The Springboks beat the Lions 27 points to 9 in the second test, but a lot of people are sure Cheslin Kolbe should have received a straight red card rather than a yellow for his tackle on Conor Murray.
The winger did just have his eyes on the ball, but does that really matter? See what you think below and some fans reaction to the incident. The third and final test is this Saturday and it’s all to play for in Cape Town, you really would hate to be an official making the big calls in the game.
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Apparently Conor Murray landed on his back?! If his face is part of his back then fair enough I suppose! Kolbe should have seen a red card end of! #LionsRugby pic.twitter.com/tvUx0esCW4
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) July 31, 2021
Former referee Nigel Owens says he would have considered a red card for Cheslin Kolbe's aerial challenge on Conor Murray: https://t.co/UB0SsEnYK9 pic.twitter.com/TPCCRGKbcq
— Sky Sports Rugby Union (@SkySportsRugby) July 31, 2021
TMO decision, Yellow Card for Cheslin Kolbe tackle of Conor Murray whilst in the air #SAvBIL #Springboks #LionsSeries
— Fatima Said (@Fatie_Said) July 31, 2021
(WalesOnline):#Lions v #South Africa incident sparks chaos as officials hold lengthy talks : Cheslin Kolbe was shown a controversial yellow card after taking out Lions scrum-half Conor Murray in the air .. #TrendsSpy https://t.co/LckGvXsbjk pic.twitter.com/fOMseI9gwM
— NewsOnePlace.com (@newsoneplace) July 31, 2021