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Toulouse's Centre Sparked A Massive Pile On With This Tackle On Paddy Jackson

Conor O'Leary
By Conor O'Leary
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Ulster are absolutely smashing through Toulouse and the fallen French giants aren't exactly pleased with it. After winning the first 113 minutes of the double-header by 48 points to nil, Toulouse centre Florian Fritz had a moment of madness that inexplicably went unpunished by Irish-born referee JP Doyle.

Toulouse had a rare moment of momentum after a break from impressive young flanker Yacouba Camara, before a knock on in a scoring position from Paddy Jackson halted their progress. Jackson was rightfully sin-binned for his actions, despite it looking like he was trying to make an interception. But it's what happened after that that Ulster can feel aggrieved about.


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Jackson clearly has his hand up acknowledging his mistake, and several seconds pass before Fritz unleashes his frustration by converting himself into a human missile into Jackson. The incident prompted an old fashioned pile on, which looked violent - but when slowed down was really only noteworthy for Louis Ludik's leapfrog over the pile.

Could Fritz have stopped himself from hitting Jackson?


Too right he could. The second angle shows that clearly - and it's wrong that at worst the penalty wasn't reversed in Ulster's favour. As it stands, that gave Toulouse their only points from the 120 minutes so far.

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