Tempers flared in the Super Rugby Australia game between the Waratahs and Rebels on Saturday when loose forward Isi Naisarani tackled Waratahs' lock Max Douglas.
Waratahs' blindside flanker Lachlan Swinton took exception to the tackle made on his teammate and got to grips with the Rebels no.8.
Naisarani responded with a few swinging fists and looks to have connected a few of them. Once the dust had settled and the players were separated referee Nic Berry issued Naisarani with his marching orders for the tackle.
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The Rebels were able to replace Naisarani after 20 minutes had elapsed as per the new laws on trail in Super Rugby Australia.