Terry O’Connor suggests Super League star shouldn’t have been allowed to play at Magic after tackle

As Luke Yates was shown a yellow card for his tackle on half way against St Helens for the Huddersfield Giants, Terry O’Connor underlined his disdain for tackles that target the back of the knees.

“I’m not a lover of them tackles I’ll be honest,” he said before going even further.

“In fact, I despise those tackles when two players are holding the man up and you hit the standing leg from behind.

“People used to say you can hit the crease of the knee but when does your torso end up?

“It’s 10 minutes at least in the sin bin for me.

“I don’t want to be judge and jury over this but they have got pick up a ban.”

The incident comes after a similar tackle last week from St Helens’ Sione Mata’utia against Leeds Rhinos and O’Connor implied that Mata’utia shouldn’t have been allowed to play in today’s game and should have been banned:

“Sione Mata’utia was yellow carded for it against Leeds Rhinos last week and I was surprised he wasn’t banned.

“I have said it for a number of years now as these have crept into the game, they are just not needed.”