Personally I had trouble working out if his shoulder slipped up and hit Lealiifano’s head, or his head just rocked back with the impact. That was really the only issue for me - he clearly brings his right arm up and through on the reply and I thought timing was okay. Personally I thought the reply didn’t warrant a card and, certainly the refs explanation didn’t justify one. Being ‘near the head isn’t a yellow’ nor is using force. All that said, I thought tonight was disappointing. I thought the Reds gave away a whole heap of silly penalties that handed momentum to the Brumbies, they missed too many tackles and didn’t have enough spark in attack. I am definitely heartened that the team generally shows much more application then teams over the last few years but there needs to be a pretty significant step up somehow in the off season.