Tempers flare at The Stoop after ugly incident involving Alex Dombrandt
By Rugby Onslaught

Tempers flare at The Stoop after ugly incident involving Alex Dombrandt

There were fiery scenes in the Gallagher Premiership this afternoon in the 1pm clash between Harlequins and Sale Sharks at The Stoop.

Alex Sanderson’s men endured a torrid first half in which they went behind by 21-0.

Tempers spilled over from both sides after this incident in the 39th minute of play.

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The Quins made a great start to the game with a length of the field try from Joe Marchant after some great interplay from Mike Brown and Alex Dombrandt.

Dombrandt scored a try himself as the half time interval neared – but soon after, he was at the centre of an ugly scene between the two sides.

We see as he’s just hanging onto a ruck after helping to secure the ball for his side off the kick-off.  We then watch as Jean-Luc du Preez targets the Englishman at the breakdown.

watch the ugly scene from the Premiership in the video below

Fans were split on social media following the ugly incident as Du Preez appeared to smash into Dombrandt in what looked like a needless clearout just before half time.

The TMO reviewed the incident and adjudged it to be a yellow card but there was a huge call on social media for the South African to be sent off.

There were other fans, however, who argued that Alex Dombrandt was play-acting after the hit.

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