The French authorities have reportedly requested the citing commissioner take another look at Courtney Lawes monstrous his on Jules Plisson this weekend.

During the game referee Nigel Owens took another look at the hit on the big screen and deemed it fair, allowing play to continue.

The tackle, whilst massive, appears to be entirely fair with Lawes committing to the hit before the ball had left Plisson’s hands.

The problem lies that in looking at the tackle in slow motion it can appear much worse than it is, particularly as Lawes has become renowned for his uncompromising tackling technique.

Hopefully the authorities will see sense and accept it simply as part of the game, however in the mean time, here’s another look at that tackle…


And for good measure, here are a few of Lawes’ best moments…