It was a double tackle
that made it a sickening start to the fourth round of Six Nations matches this weekend as two French Under-20s players saw red in their 22-6 defeat to England in Beziers on Friday night.
Gopperth cut the hosts' deficit to seven points with a 30 metre penalty towards the end of the opening quarter, but it needed a fine double tackle
from Christian Wade and Robson on Olly Woodburn to prevent the concession of a second try at the other end.
Wednesday were defending for their lives late on and a last-ditch, double tackle
denied Norwich a winner they barely deserved.
Dom Crosby was lucky not to be sin-binned for a late and high challenge on skipper Brown and it needed a double tackle
to prevent Corey Thompson going over in the corner when he looked a certain scorer.
for The whitewash still beckoned for Jonny May only for the Gloucester wing to drop the ball over the line following a double tackle
from Andrew Trimble and Conor Murray.
And their victory was all but complete when centre Matthew Jacobs broke through a double tackle
to go under the posts for a converted try.
Max Evans broke out of a double tackle
near the Munster 22 and although Warwick caught up with him, his well-weighted pass inside was carried on by scrum half Colin Gregor whose fast feet saw him glide in behind the posts for a converted try.
Wallaby scrum-half Will Genia scored at Twickenham last year with a sniping run and he tried the same again only to be swallowed up in a double tackle
from Flood and Tom Palmer.
Bryan) Habana just carried up, Brian O'Driscoll tackled him and then I came in with a double tackle
Robinson so nearly made it 24-6 at the break after showing great strength to wriggle out of a double tackle
only to loose the ball in an attempt to touch the ball over the tryline.
The 21-year-old Newcastle midfielder is back in the picture after his deserved three-match suspension for a dreadful double tackle
which left Hull City striker Craig Fagan with a broken leg at St James's Park last month.
It was hardly an unexpected topic, given the recent appearance of new video footage of the double tackle
by Tana Umaga, the New Zealand captain, and hooker Keven Mealamu which left the Irishman with a shoulder injury which is still keeping him on the sidelines.