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03rd Mar 2017

New Zealand international sent off for f**king rotten clothesline off the ball

Absolutely filthy

Conan Doherty

And Dylan Hartley gets a bad rep.

Alright, that’s irrelevant, he deserves it but what Steven Luatua produced on Friday was downright disgusting.

Super Rugby is back and that means a number of other things are back along with it.

Offloading is back – proper offloading.

Aaron Cruden is back.

Tackles – monster bloody tackles – are back.

You watch Super Rugby and it restores your faith in the sport but, at the same time, you think you’re watching a different sport.

Then, every so often, someone does what Steven Luatua did against the Chiefs and it makes you shudder.

The All Blacks flanker was red-carded before half time of the Blues’ 41-26 defeat, and a sending off nearly seemed too lenient if we’re being honest.

His late hit on Nanai-Williams was out of order. Even calling it a late hit doesn’t feel right because the victim never even had the ball.

Luatua is sold with a dummy, Nanai-Williams is cleaned for no reason.

He should have the book thrown at him. But some New Zealand sites are leaving scope for interpretation with these kind of polls: