Watch: Super Rugby Star Red-Carded For Giving His Opponent A ‘German Suplex’

Jason Hennessy

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This looks nasty.

Reece Hodge kicked a penalty on the stroke of full-time to earn the Melbourne Rebels a 9-9 away draw against the Sharks in an error-ridden Super Rugby clash in Durban .

The Sharks, forced to play with 14 men after the early sending-off of centre Andre Esterhuizen, looked to have wrapped up a narrow win two minutes from time when Curwin Bosch kicked a penalty that put them ahead for the first time.

But as they were running down the clock, a scrum infringement handed the Australian visitors, who have never won a Super Rugby match in South Africa, the chance to tie up the game which Hodge gratefully accepted.

Esterhuizen was sent off for a ‘german suplex’ like manoeuvre after 17 minutes, but the Rebels also had their captain Nic Stirzaker red-carded near the end after receiving a second yellow for slapping down the ball.