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Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani  tackles Munster’s Rory Scannell, resulting in a red card, during the Heineken Champions Cup match at Thomond Park. Photograph:  Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Gloucester’s Danny Cipriani tackles Munster’s Rory Scannell, resulting in a red card, during the Heineken Champions Cup match at Thomond Park. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Two wildly contrasting spectacles last weekend: Thomond Park provided an ominous sign of where the game could be going while Stade Ernest Wallon was a brilliant advertisement for rugby.

The Danny Cipriani red card opens a much needed debate.

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