Jonny Hill avoids red card for sickening challenge in today's Premiership showdown
By Rugby Onslaught

Jonny Hill avoids red card for sickening challenge in today’s Premiership showdown

Exeter Chiefs were lucky to keep 15 men on the field in the first half of their crunch semi-final with Bath at Sandy Park today. Jonny Hill saw yellow for this sickening challenge in the 33rd minute of play.

The game had been well fought with either side’s trading scores in the opening 40 minutes.

Exeter utilised their trademark pick and go to over through Luke Cowan-Dickie and Hill himself but Rhys Priestland kept Bath in it through some accurate goalkicking.

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The hosts led 14-6 at the time of the Jonny Hill sin-binning.

Was he lucky not to see red here? See the sickening hit below

Fans had a mixed reaction to the clearout with many praising referee, Luke Pearce, for his handling of the situation.

What did you think?

Was this the right call by Pearce or did he absolutely bottle this one?

Let us know