what. the. actual. fuck?
Seriously, what is becoming of rugby? This is not a "back in my day" rant, this is a "how is that ever a red card?" It shouldn't have even been a yellow! Cipriani doesn't even want to be there, let alone trying to smack the guy with a shoulder, he essentially stands there and the tackled player runs in to his shoulder face first, ably assisted by the first tackler.
Yep, but this is partially in reaction to Sam Cane and Ireland a few years ago. Accidental shoulder to head is now treated as intentional shoulder to head - which is all a bit silly.
They are having similar issues in american football if it makes you feel better. The real question is how far do you go for the perception of player safety, because at the moment defensive players are letting go of QBs to avoid getting penalised.