Outrage as All Black prop avoids red card for revolting cheap shot in Tri Nations clash
When it comes to a cheap shot – this is about as nasty as it gets.
The All Blacks had already wrapped up the win against Argentina when this sickening incident occurred in their Tri-Nations clash.
With the score standing at 0-31 to New Zealand – the leaders weren’t taking their foot off of the gas.
The Pumas had been dominated in every area of the match after many had predicted that we’d see a close fought match – similar to that of which we saw a fortnight ago when these sides last met.
The script didn’t go to plan for the South American side who were run-ragged throughout the 80 minutes – with the All Blacks really pulling away as the second half wore on.
One young man who announced himself in this match was Will Jordan who snatched two late tries in as many minutes to kill off any chance of Argentina springing another upset. Watch both of Will Jordan’s tries in the video below.
Two in two minutes. On yah Will 🤟
— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 28, 2020
It had been a stellar showing from the three-time world champions who had shown that they are still the second-best side in the world – but the victory was tarnished after a sickening moment in the last play of the game that will forever stain this performance.
We see as New Zealand replacement prop, Tyrel Lomax, goes in with what at first appears to be a clear out on an innocent Argentinian. The TMO, however, calls it back to have a look.
New Zealand seem to have scored but the video referee has to go back to check this ‘clear out’ first.
Watch the revolting cheap shot in the video below.
Just the yellow card for this shot 👀 pic.twitter.com/ZGTwiKKQNQ
— Edward Barker (@EdwardB24376757) November 28, 2020
This incident will no doubt see the player cited for the reckless moment of foul play. The Pumas man is lucky to still be standing.
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Watch full highlights of today’s Tri-Nations clash in the video below.
Fans were dismayed on social media after the red card let off with viewers questioning how Lomax got away with it lightly despite all of the on-field officials, multiple video angles and replays.
Amongst the critics of this moment was the highly respected pundit and former player, Stuart Barnes.
A dire decision. https://t.co/WFWUHtu6KX
— Stuart Barnes (@SBarnesRugby) November 28, 2020
No idea why @AllBlacks Tyrell Lomax only got a yellow for a forearm to the head of a non-moving Argentina player. Difficult to imagine a more nailed-on red card.
— Richard Bath (@richardbath) November 28, 2020
Tyrell Lomax should have been a red card!!!#NZLvARG
— Paul Cox (@CoxioRio2016) November 28, 2020
— Mark Davies #FBPE (@MarkDaviesUK) November 28, 2020
Tyrel Lomax is one lucky player. Imho that should have been a red card. The Argentina player is the tackler and on the ground. Lomax isn’t allowed to do that. Pretty indefensible. #ARGvNZL
— Mick O Brien (@mickobrien0) November 28, 2020
We’re playing a different game in the northern hemisphere.
That Tyrel Lomax yellow is a red all day up here.
— Matthew Southcombe (@MattSouth7) November 28, 2020
Tyrel Lomax – only a yellow card for this? What a joke rugby union has become. pic.twitter.com/IEnYVrTw3q
— Smallclone (@Smallclone_) November 28, 2020