Erasmus: There was no intent in Conway tackle
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.”