Nick Williams cited for dangerous challenge that sent Rhys Patchell to hospital

first_imgMonday Mar 30, 2015 Nick Williams cited for dangerous challenge that sent Rhys Patchell to hospital Ulster number eight Nick Williams has been cited for striking Cardiff Blues back Rhys Patchell during their Guinness Pro12 match in Belfast on Friday. Williams was yellow carded, but many have been angered by the incident, feeling it should have been red.Flyhalf Patchell spent the night in hospital after being carried off on a stretcher following treatment for 10 minutes from the forearm blow. He was treated amid fears of a bad concussion.The massive New Zealander has since been cited for Law 10.4 (a) – Punching/striking. A player must not strike an opponent with the fist or arm, including the elbow, shoulder, head or knee.Cardiff Blues coach Dale McIntosh said after that match that a red card was in order.“A forearm to the head? It should be a red card. I’ve done it enough, I should know,” he said.Former Ireland centre Maurice Field said that while the result was severe, “It was not a forearm smash”. He went on to tell BBC Northern Ireland that Williams had executed a reckless challenge.“Patchell is unfortunate – full-backs do not usually find themselves in those ruck situations. Nick Williams is a physical guy, that is the nature of his game,” he added.Ulster went on to win the match 36-17. You can view the incident below in a quick clip from the highlights wrap. We’ll have more from the Pro12 soon. Should this have been a red card, or was it merely a clumsy effort at cleaning out a player?ADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 25 WEEKS AGO Suspensions handed down after testicle grabbing… 26 WEEKS AGO The ‘double ruffle’ splits opinion with fans… 26 WEEKS AGO WATCH: The nastiest and most brutal moments… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyGranny Stuns Doctors by Removing Her Wrinkles with This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living30+ Everyday Items with a Secret Hidden PurposeNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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