The Dan Biggar tackle on Maro Itoje that miraculously escaped punishment

first_imgThursday Aug 22, 2019 The Dan Biggar tackle on Maro Itoje that miraculously escaped punishment Dan Biggar shut his critics up with a top-class performance against England this past weekend, earning the Man of the Match honours in the process. But the way that he tackled Maro Itoje in the second half caused a fair bit of alarm, with a lot of fans wondering how he got away with it.ADVERTISEMENTWith at least two high profile recent cases of players getting heavy suspensions for dangerous challenges to the head or neck area of the opposition, Biggar’s tackle in the 13-6 win over England was one that somehow escaped punishment completely.The effort, albeit courageous after powerful Itoje has charged down field from an intercept,  was not only high but due to the nature of it, carried a lot of force.You run out of characters? I’ll finish it…ly lucky not to see him yellow carded.— Alex Hudson (@AJFHudson) August 17, 2019‘Back in the day’ it would have been applauded without too much fuss, but in the 2018/2019 player safety era it was surprising to see that referee Pascal Gauzere, and his sideline officials, chose to ignore what looked like a clear high, and possibly reckless, challenge.While different in nature, the moment certainly brought back memories of Owen Farrell’s shot on Andre Esterhuizen last year, a seismic effort that was also ignored by officials.In case you missed it, you can see the challenge below. What did you think when first seeing it?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsWrinkle Remedy Stuns TV Judges: Forget Surgery, Do This Once DailySmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ 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

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