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Watch: New Footage Emerges Of Cian Healy 'King Hit' On Genia That Upset Australia

Watch: New Footage Emerges Of Cian Healy 'King Hit' On Genia That Upset Australia

New footage has emerged of the Cian Healy off-the-ball incident during Ireland's second test victory yesterday which resulted in Australia coach Michael Cheika's criticism.

Will Genia suffered a broken arm during the match earlier in the first half. In the aftermath of the game, Cheika was unimpressed with the 'king hit' that resulted in Genia's injury.

Well, we ran the play down the front and Willy’s the decoy around the back and he got king hit from the side - looked like a shoulder - and when you’re not expecting it that’s what happens. So Hoops went down the front, Willy ran around the back - I’m not sure who it was from the other team that came in and hit him - and he jammed his arm and broke it.

Now footage has emerged of the incident in question, which shows Healy doubling back after the ball. It is at this point that contact with the Wallabies scrum-half occurs.

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The game's citing commissioner was Mike O’Leary and he has 48 hours to submit his report. While it was perhaps a penalty, the altercation does not look like anything that Healy will be punished for retrospectively as it was not a yellow or red card infraction.

Genia will miss the series decider next week in Sydney, with Nick Phipps expected to start instead.

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