WATCH: CJ Stander gets horribly gouged by Josaia Raisuqe in first half
1. Fair play to CJ Stander for not retaliating.
2. Josaia Raisuqe can expect a ban.
The first half was just coming to a close when Raisuqe got a rush of blood to the head and appeared to jam his fingers into the eyes of Munster captain CJ Stander in the Champions Cup clash in Paris.
The decision was a stupid one, let alone vicious, and referee Nigel Owens didn't hesitate to pull out a red card, at the second time of asking, after consulting with his TMO.
Rugby fans were in no doubt about the decision.
In a massive display of double standards, I now commend the TMO on the red card for Raisuqe #eagleeyed Derek Bevan! #StaVMun no place for it
— SportsBeef Podcast (@sportsbeefpod) January 9, 2016
Not good by Raisuqe after attempting to gouge CJ Stander. Going to be a big second half for Minster
— Thomas Casey (@ThomasCasey9) January 9, 2016
Great spot by TMO Derek Bevan. Raisuqe completely losing his head and sticking his fingers in Stander's eyes.
— Ben Coles (@bencoles_) January 9, 2016
Raisuqe what a fkin idiot!
— Brian (@izita_monstar) January 9, 2016
Yeah had to be a Red Card... Dirt stuff by Raisuqe, standard Stade stuff, surprised it wasnt Dupuy again!
— Robert Evans (@rm_evans) January 9, 2016
But Munster couldn't make their man advantage pay as they crashed out of Europe by an embarrassing scoreline of 27-7.