South African substitute Thomas du Toit was sent off against England for a tackle on Luke Cowan-Dickie.

The Springboks beat Eddie Jones’ team 6–27 in 60 minutes at Twickenham. Luke Cowan-Dickie put the ball in contact with Maro Itohe, propelling him forward.

Malcolm Marks played Cowan-Dickie at full-back and du Toit joined the England player side-by-side.

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Referee Angus Gardner spoke to Wales coach Ben Whitehouse as footage of the incident played on the big screen.

“We have a shot from the 18th green to the head of an English player. It’s a big power for us and there’s no mitigation so it’s going to be a red card,” Gardner said.

It was South Africa’s third red card of 2022 after Thomas’ namesake Peter-Steph du Toit was shown a red card for a dangerous tackle on Frenchman Jonathan Danti two weeks ago.

The commentary team fully agreed with Gardner and Whitehouse’s decision.

“We’ve discussed one or two of them, but we’re not going to discuss this one in detail. Thomas du Toit is back where he came from,” said commentator Nick Mullins.

“Bad technique, bad result, deserves a red card,” said co-commentator Paul Grayson.

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