WATCH: Frans Steyn red-carded for high tackle

2017-01-16 07:33
Frans Steyn (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Former Springbok utility back Frans Steyn was sent off playing for his French club Montpellier in a European Champions Cup clash against Leinster at the weekend.

Steyn received his marching orders in the 27th minute of the clash for a late, high and dangerous tackle on Irish flyhalf Johnny Sexton.

Montpellier, who were trailing 14-3 at the time, went on to lose 57-3 at the RDS Arena in Dublin.

The Irish club booked their place in the quarter-finals of the tournament as a result, while Jake White's Montpellier were knocked out.

Prop Jannie du Plessis, lock Paul Willemse and No 8 Pierre Spies were the other South Africans in the Montpellier starting XV.

Watch the incident below:

Read more on:    montpellier  |  leinster  |  frans steyn  |  johnny sexton  |  rugby

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