Western Force will struggle the controversial pink card handed to centre Richard Kahui within the 61-10 Super Rugby Pacific battering by the Highlanders.
The former All Black was despatched off within the 74th minute after colliding with Mitch Hunt in a sort out that appeared to lack intent to assault the top, however underneath the present legal guidelines was deemed harmful by the referee.
Force coach Tim Sampson revealed they are going to problem the cost.
“It all happened so quickly and you can see, at the very last minute, Richard tries to dip which is why he made head contact with a smaller bloke,” Sampson stated.
“I think we have a pretty good case there that we are going to fight.”
Commentator and former All Black scrum-half Justin Marshall stated Hunt was additionally at fault, and labelled the regulation flawed with “no common sense”.
“He (Kahui) has dropped his head and at the same time Mitch Hunt has lifted his into contact,” Marshall stated.
“What are you supposed to do as a tackler?
“What they’re not taking into account is the actions of the man with the ball.
“It was just purely a rugby collision that was accidental. That’s where common sense comes into the equation.”
The pink card decreased the Force to 13 males after hooker Feleti Kaitu’u had been sin-binned and led to backs packing into uncontested ‘golden oldies’ scrums because the Force ran out of reserves.
The Force have flown 5 contemporary gamers to New Zealand for Saturday’s conflict with the fourth-placed Chiefs after struggling various accidents.
Flanker Ollie Callan, who had an excellent first-half, was hit arduous within the ribs and kidneys and didn’t re-appear after the break. Centre Bayley Kuenzle and scrum-half Michael McDonald will want head damage assessments and Andrew Reddy has a knee drawback.
Wingers Toni Pulu and Brad Lacey, prop Harry Lloyd, fly-half/full-back Jack McGregor and second-rower Will Sankey, who got here in as an damage substitute earlier within the season, have joined the squad.
The Force’s season is in tatters after Friday’s smashing left them eight factors behind the Highlanders within the race for the final finals spot.
Sampson is looking for solutions after the Force’s second heaviest Super Rugby defeat with the Highlanders operating in 9 tries to 2.
“Our carry was poor and our clean-out work wasn’t tough enough. It wasn’t having an impact,” Sampson stated.
“We were getting good chop tackles in but our second man wasn’t having an impact.
“The Highlanders were really good around the collision areas.
“Some of the tries, where they strolled over pretty easily, were on the back of us not being physical enough at the tackle and the breakdown and not having the ability to slow up their ball.”