The red card that blows Ewels' 82 seconds out the water
By Rugby Onslaught

The red card that blows Ewels’ 82 seconds out the water

Charlie Ewels’ red card after 82 seconds against Ireland on Saturday will go down in England and Six Nations infamy.

Not only was the speed of it outrageous, but the brutality of it too, as the opponent James Ryan was unable to continue playing and has subsequently been ruled out of Ireland’s match against Scotland this weekend.

Since Ewels was dismissed by referee Mathieu Raynal, plenty of fans have been questioning whether that was the quickest red card in international rugby history. While it may well be in rugby union, some have been quick to point out that former England and Great Britain rugby league international Adrian Morley beat Ewels’ time back in 2003… and then some.

The Englishman was dismissed just 12 seconds into Great Britain’s clash with Australia in 2003, clotheslining an opponent in the first tackle of the match. This makes it seem as though Ewels was on the pitch for an eternity in comparison, as Morley could have been red carded almost seven times before the England lock received his.

Ewels has obviously not been included in the 34-man England squad to take of France in Paris this weekend. Here’s the squad:

Alfie Barbeary (Wasps, uncapped)
Jamie Blamire (Newcastle Falcons, 6 caps)
Ollie Chessum (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Nic Dolly (Leicester Tigers, 1 cap)
Alex Dombrandt (Harlequins, 8 caps)
Ellis Genge (Leicester Tigers, 35 caps)
Jamie George (Saracens, 65 caps)
Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers, 2 caps)
Maro Itoje (Saracens, 55 caps)
Nick Isiekwe (Saracens, 6 caps)
Joe Launchbury (Wasps, 70 caps)
Courtney Lawes (Northampton Saints, 92 caps)
Joe Marler (Harlequins, 78 caps)
Sam Simmonds (Exeter Chiefs, 13 caps)
Kyle Sinckler (Bristol Bears, 51 caps)
Will Stuart (Bath Rugby, 19 caps)
Sam Underhill (Bath Rugby, 27 caps)
Jack Willis (Wasps, 3 caps)

Orlando Bailey (Bath Rugby, uncapped)
Elliot Daly (Saracens, 56 caps)
George Ford (Leicester Tigers, 80 caps)
George Furbank (Northampton Saints, 5 caps)
Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish, uncapped)
Louis Lynagh (Harlequins, uncapped)
Max Malins (Saracens, 14 caps)
Joe Marchant (Harlequins, 11 caps)
Alex Mitchell (Northampton Saints,
Luke Northmore (Harlequins, uncapped)
Jack Nowell (Exeter Chiefs, 38 caps)
Harry Randall (Bristol Bears, 5 caps)
Henry Slade (Exeter Chiefs, 47 caps)
Marcus Smith (Harlequins, 9 caps)
Freddie Steward (Leicester Tigers, 9 caps)
Ben Youngs (Leicester Tigers, 116 caps)

Take a look at the tackle: