England full-back Lydia Thompson was sacked in the Rugby World Cup final against the Black Ferns after a moment of madness.
One fan wrote, “Under the law, that is the right decision, but I am absolutely devastated by it. lydia thompson,”
“Five attempts and a red card in the first 24 minutes? My heart rate is through the roof, come on,” she said for a second.
A third said: “It had to be a Red card, but it’s a shame that it ruined the game. 60 minutes with 14 players is going to be tough”.
“I am in favor of protecting players from head injuries, but a Red card because to come together in a tackle, certainly not reckless or malicious, is to ruin the game,” commented a fourth.
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Meet the HAPs (i.e. husbands and partners) who will be cheering on the Red Roses of England
We take a look at the loved ones who could help the team to victory.
#1. Sarah Hunter’s boyfriend, Nathan Smith.
He has over 120 caps for England and played for the World Cup-winning team in 2014.
She is currently captain of the England women in New Zealand. Hunter lives with her boyfriend, Nathan Smith, near Loughborough. She is a coach at the Doncaster Knights rugby club.