Nigel Owens reacts to THAT clear out on Faf de Klerk

first_imgTuesday Apr 6, 2021 Nigel Owens reacts to THAT clear out on Faf de Klerk Referee Nigel Owens has said that Scarlets lock Jake Ball’s tackle on Sale Sharks’ Faf de Klerk in the Heineken Champions Cup on Sunday “should be a red card”.ADVERTISEMENTOwens was responding to the many complaints online that Ball went punished in the match despite making contact with the head of de Klerk as the scrum-half was picking the ball up from the base of the ruck.The incident was looked at during the match to see whether the lock was offside, but the high shot was strangely overlooked in the Sharks’ 57-14 win.While Owens did not explicitly state whether he thought it should have been a red card or not, he responded to those who were insistent on Twitter that contact was made to the head by saying that it should have been a red card if that was the case.Moreover, the Welshman emphasised that the ball being out or not is irrelevant.ADVERTISEMENTOwens has not necessarily unearthed a complex or unknown Law in this situation, which is all the more confusing how Ball managed to remain on the pitch.A cursory look on social media would show that the vast majority of fans clearly saw contact to the head of de Klerk from Ball’s shoulder/arm, with some providing photos and GIFS to make it clearer.Some events over the past weekend suggest that there is still room for improvement in terms of officiating, particularly with regards to the television match officials. What makes the incident more bizarre, however, is how the illegality of the tackle was not noticed when reviewing it for being offside.The South African came out of the challenge unscathed and played on, although he could have suffered a head or leg injury, but was quick to protest to the officials.ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 10 WEEKS AGO FAF DE KLERK: Twitter takes off after nasty-looking… 10 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Foley carded for flattening Barrett… 10 WEEKS AGO Chris Ashton picks up heavy ban for dangerous… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life Reports30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more