European Champions Cup: Kiwi striker Brad Shields receives the red card because wasps lose to Münster – archyde

Wasps’ Kiwi captain Brad Shields was sent off after a 35-14 defeat by Irish team Munster in the European Cup.

The former Hurricanes favorite was given the red card in the 27th minute at the home ground of the Wasps Coventry Arena on Sunday (Monday New Zealand time).

Brad Shields of Wasps receives a red card from referee Ramon Poite against Munster in Coventry.

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Brad Shields of Wasps receives a red card from referee Ramon Poite against Munster in Coventry.

Referee Romain Poite gave 30-year-old former English Test backrower his marching orders, saying there were “no mitigating factors” for his hit on Munster prop Dave Kilcoyne.

Shields seemed amused by the umpire’s decision, which the BBC Rugby The website later noted that “another day could have been marked with a yellow card”.

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An amused Brad Shields leaves after being sent off for a high tackle.

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An amused Brad Shields leaves after being sent off for a high tackle.

The guard noted that Kilcoyne appeared to be “ascending” [Shields] last. At first glance it looked like a possible yellow card, but slow-motion repetitions are usually less forgiving and wasps suddenly had another but massive hole to fill in front. “

Wasps head coach Lee Blackett said he “didn’t look closely enough” to judge the Shields incident, but he thought “a few people around me weren’t very happy”.

He was more focused on closing the void in the airlock where Shields stood after an injury crisis.

But Blackett admitted Coventry Live that after we lost Brad early on, we were always against it from then on. We always looked like we lacked continuity. I thought Münster won the game when it broke down, they killed us, we couldn’t build up any pressure. “

Wasps entered the game with a number of top players who weren’t available, including former All Blacks Vaea Fifita and Malakai Fekitoa.

Munster scored four to two tries, with Irish test wings Keith Earls and Andrew Conway making it onto the scorers list and young hooker Scott Buckley scoring his first try for the club.

New Zealand-born Flyhalf Joey Carbery scored 15 points for Munster.

Connacht ended an unbeaten Champions Cup weekend for the four Irish provinces with a 33-6 win over Stade Francais.

Galway-based Connacht – with no injured Bundee Aki – amassed six attempts.

La Rochelle clinched a scratchy 20-13 home win over the Glasgow Warriors, with Fijian full-back Eneriko Buliruarua scoring one of their two attempts. Former Crusader and Highlander defender Josh McKay made his European debut as a full-back for Glasgow.

English club Sale won 21:13 at Welsh club Ospreys after leading 21-3 at halftime.

Former All Black Tabai Matson celebrated victory in his first European game as head coach of the Harlequins when the London club thought Castres in France would win at 20:18. England squad members Louis Lynagh and Alex Dombrandt scored Quins ‘attempts while New Zealander Jack Whetton blocked Castres’ scrum.

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