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TWEETS: Irish Fans React To Bundee Aki's Red Card Against Samoa

By James Fenton

October 12, 2019 at 12:56pm

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It was all going so well.

Ireland came into today's Rugby World Cup clash with Samoa in need of a bonus point victory in order to clinch a quarter-final spot. It was all going rather swimmingly with three tries helping Joe Schmidt's men to a 26-5 lead until it all went a bit pear-shaped in the 28th minute when Bundee Aki charged at UJ Sueuteni.

The referee appeared in no doubt that it was a dangerous tackle and showed Aki a red card, ruling him out of Ireland's quarter-final New Zealand or South Africa. If you haven't seen the incident, you can judge for yourself below:

While the decision is of course unwelcome, Irish fans are divided as to whether it was merited...

Rugby World Cup protocol means that Aki should have a hearing in a couple of days time but if that doesn't go well our task next week will be all the more difficult.

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