The Ireland captain Johnny Sexton made his return for Ireland yesterday after six months out of action due to injury and suspension. At one stage in the game when the 38 year old ran in to score his try one of the Romanian players went to tackle the out-half, this has caused a lot of chat online.
Surely the Romanian player was allowed to try and go and get the ball, especially when Sexton was only jogging over the line. See some of the comments/reaction below;
Never ceases to amaze me that Johnny Sexton lives rent free in so many heads.
— Tony Kav #PR #FBPE (@tonykav1) September 9, 2023
Hope Johnny Sexton is OK, but not sure you can complain about being tackled if you jog over the try-line. Defender perfectly entitled to attempt to disrupt.
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) September 9, 2023
In absolutely no way a cheap shot. More than entitled to go for that ball. Sexton slowed down, the ball could easily have been poked out. https://t.co/lp5GbsgFMo
— Master Of None Podcast (@MasterOfNonePod) September 9, 2023
Ireland looked very impressive in the second half and it was a good start for Ireland, but the real stuff starts in the next few games where Ireland will be tested big time!