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Watch: Simon Zebo Gets Yellow Carded After Shocking Refereeing Decision

PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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Munster lost a tight game to Leicester on Saturday afternoon at Welford Road. Owen Williams kicked a 79th minute penalty to give the home side an 18-16 win.

It was a game not without controversy. Fans of both teams believed referee Pascal Gauzere to have had a poor game.

A particular moment of bad judgement came in the 66th minute when the French official yellow carded Simon Zebo for what he saw as a late tackle on Leicester's Adam Thompstone.


Zebo had hared across to pitch to prevent Thompstone scoring a trying which, at that stage in the game, would have given Leicester an eight point lead.


It was an incredible effort from Zebo as he showed searing pace to catch Thompstone. However, the winger just kicked the ball towards the Munster line just before Zebo arrived with the tackle.

It appeared to most that Zebo had been committed to the tackle and had done nothing wrong. Gauzere initially appeared to be of the same mind but had his decision swayed by a second angle of the tackle.

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