A notable match between England and Ireland saw the two teams draw 34-34 at the Rugby World Under-20 Championship as Ireland centre-back Hugh Cooney was sent off for an incident. recklessly prompting him to seek medical treatment.
Cooney nearly lost consciousness when he plowed into a rough tackle on an English opponent, hitting his head before being smashed onto the field.
Cooney lay on the ground clutching his head and struggled to his feet before leaving the field with the help of paramedics as officials reviewed the footage to decide what action to take. A red card was the inevitable result, Cooney was off the field when it was handed out from the referee’s pocket.
The terrifying clash came towards the end of the game, with both sides hungry for a win as they looked to secure a spot in the semi-finals.
Wales play New Zealand in their first match this afternoon. You can watch it live here.