Luke Cowan-Dickie has slammed the choice to ship off Exeter Chiefs teammate Henry Slade in opposition to the Vodacom Bulls on Saturday, saying “how gentle is rugby”.
The Chiefs skipper was purple carded on the finish of the third quarter for a deal with on Springbok flyer Kurt-Lee Arendse in a 10-try Champions Cup thriller at Loftus Versfeld. The Bulls gained 39-28.
Henry was deemed to satisfy the brink for a “excessive stage of hazard”, the decision made by substitute referee Thomas Charabas who took over for an injured Mathieu Raynal (hamstring).
By this level the Bulls have been up 27-14 however the Chiefs responded to outscore the house crew 14-12 within the ultimate half hour, earlier than Wandisile Simelane’s second attempt of the match put the sport out of attain for the guests.
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— Ruck Rugby🏉 (@RuckRugby) January 14, 2023
Cowan-Dickie, who missed the journey to SA attributable to an ankle harm and has been dominated out of the beginning of England’s Six Nations, took to social media to vent his frustrations with Charabas’ determination.
How gentle is rugby 🙄
— Luke cowan dickie (@1_Dickie) January 14, 2023
His publish acquired loads of help from gamers and supporters.
How on earth?! 🤯
— Ollie Lawrence (@OLawrence1) January 14, 2023
By no means a purple card for Henry Slade, ludicrous determination. First contact is on the shoulder and he slides up pic.twitter.com/BgTe8FCkJV
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) January 14, 2023
A fan wrote: “Henry Slade and Exeter Chiefs ABSOLUTELY shafted. Disgraceful determination by one other cowboy official.”
A second commented: “Henry Slade has been completely carried out there… Contact made with Kurt-Lee’s shoulder earlier than sliding up. That’s borderline yellow, not to mention purple. Horrible determination making there.”
“No approach is that this ref debating a purple card for Henry Slade!!!!! What a joke. That’s not even a yellow.” a 3rd commented.
Nevertheless, the 29-year-old hooker additionally took some flak for his rant.
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Fairly humorous coming from a global rugby participant that doesnt know methods to deal with
— Bok n Roll – Official (@BoknRoll) January 15, 2023
Comfortable like this deal with? pic.twitter.com/aq0MDL6Hc7
— 🏉 (@AndreGeel) January 15, 2023
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