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Wallaby Lock Sees Red For Headbutt, But Hill Was Lucky To Be On The Field

Wallaby Lock Sees Red For Headbutt, But Hill Was Lucky To Be On The Field
By Colman Stanley Updated

Australia are currently down to 14 men in their Test match with England, after one of the most obvious and braindead red cards you are ever likely to see.

England v Australia Drama

England second-row Johnny Hill and Australia second-row Darcy Swain found themselves in a run of the mill looking scrap after a maul, with both men appearing to be pulling at each other's hair.

The incident seemed to have a much greater effect of Swain and as the two players walked away he recklessly head butted Hill who immediately threw his hands up in protest.

The referees were sure and swift in their assessment of the incident with Swain receiving a red and Hill receiving a yellow card for hair pulling.

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However, earlier in the game Johnny Hill had clearly pushed Swain hard in the face just a couple of feet in front of the referee. It adds an extra lair to the headbutt incident as Hill was clearly in Swain's head prior to the red card.

Johnny Hill arguably should have been sent off himself for the face push, but is back on the field. While he has been lucky in today's Test, he will most likely be cited and will probably at least England's second Test against Australia next Saturday.

In the Sky Sports studio ex-England captain Dylan Hartley, a man who was notorious for receiving red cards and lengthy suspensions, gave his thoughts on the red card incident and criticised the length of both players' hair.

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"People talk about these haircuts being business at the front, party at the back. If those [haircuts] were business all over, it wouldn't have happened!"

At the time of writing there have been 50 minutes gone in the match with England leading after a couple of Owen Farrell penalties and a try from Ellis Genge.

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