Eras­mus: There was no in­tent in Con­way tackle

Irish Examiner - Sport - - RUGBY -

Rassie Eras­mus is con­fi­dent An­drew Con­way will es­cape fur­ther sanc­tion over his send­ing off in Mun­ster’s Guin­ness PRO14 de­feat at Con­nacht last Fri­day.

Con­way’s par­tic­i­pa­tion in Ire­land’s Novem­ber Tests has been thrown into doubt af­ter the wing re­ceived a red card from Nigel Owens at the Sports­ground as the Mun­ster player jumped into Con­nacht’s Jack Carty as he tried to block down a kick, catch­ing the fly-half in the head with an el­bow as he turned into the kicker.

“I will be sur­prised if there is a sus­pen­sion,” Eras­mus said. “I am sit­ting here think­ing it was a tough call and if you are in the air, you can’t dis­ap­pear in the air if you are gonna land on some­body and if some­body is on the ground and you are land­ing from the air, in my opin­ion, and again I might be to­tally wrong when they look at that.

“I can tell you that was not in­ten­tional. If it was dan­ger­ous or reck­less be­cause he was off bal­ance, he def­i­nitely didn’t try to put his el­bow on the op­po­si­tion’s face while fly­ing through the air.

“I don’t think that was his plan.”

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