No surprise as Fergus McFadden handed ban for dangerous no arms tackle
Jesus H. Christ this was some hit.
Fergus McFadden has been hit with a three week ban for his foul play in Friday night's win over Edinburgh.
The ban rules him out of Leinster's final two games of the normal season, but he may be available for Pro12 final on May 28th.
McFadden was hit with an initial two-week ban, but the citing commissioners added an extra week to act as a deterrent to prevent the offence taking place again.
The Ireland international was in sensational form on Friday night for Leinster, grabbing a sackful of tries at the RDS as Edinburgh took on the Pro 12 leaders.
The game ended with a narrow win for Leo Cullen's side, 30-23, against the Scots, in a game littered with mistakes on both sides.
The game sparked into life in the second half with the Leinster winger crossing the whitewash more than once to help the home into a commanding lead.
McFadden should audition for Juggernaut in the X-Men after barreling over for a try. Unstoppable. 30-15 after 67 min pic.twitter.com/tEw6Gyzux6
— SportsJOE (@SportsJOEdotie) April 15, 2016
McFadden was throwing himself into every collision zone, but towards the end of the game, he tried to tackle flying winger Damien Hoyland, and the Leinster Twitter feed did not do the impact justice.
A big collision between the Leinster winger and Damien Hoyland but Ferg is back on his feet walking off the pitch. #LEINvEDIN
— Leinster Rugby (@leinsterrugby) April 15, 2016
Hoyland, running at full tilt, was stopped in his tracks by the Leinster number 14, but it was the Ireland international who came off second best.
Just listen to the reaction of the crowd.
— Kevin Mc Gillicuddy (@KMcGillicuddy86) April 15, 2016
McFadden did get up, after some treatment, with Luke Fitzgerald brought on as his replacement for the final few minutes.
McFadden was pinged for a no-arms tackle, but it could have been so much worse, for both men involved.
McFadden ANNIHILATED that guy. Probably should have been a yellow. Delighted with Leinster's win. All set up for us now.
— Three Red Kings (@threeredkings) April 15, 2016
Wow,high tackle to the head ,no arms and no card ! Bizarre how McFadden wasn't carded and no mention of a pen try !
— Peter Gaughan (@shelflife68) April 15, 2016
McFadden nearly decapitated himself there 😳😳
— Brian Carroll (@BrianCarroll13) April 15, 2016