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Watch: Ulster Red Card Comes Only Seconds After 2nd Half Kick-Off

Watch: Ulster Red Card Comes Only Seconds After 2nd Half Kick-Off

Trailing Connacht 14-5 in Kingspan Stadium with one man already in the sin-bin, an Ulster red card straight from the second-half kick-off looks to have put the home side in serious bother.

With Connacht's Cian Kelleher in the air, Ulster's Matty Rea appeared to drive through his opponent, leaving him in a heap on the floor.

After a brief consultation, the referee brought both the captain Rory Best and Rea together, suggesting that the latter was not "in a realistic position" and had taken Kelleher out in the air.

Leaving him with no choice but to issue the Ulster player with a red-card, it did indeed look like a needlessly dangerous move.

You can watch the incident below. 

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Although the referee believed it to be a fairly clear-cut call, certain viewers were less convinced.

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