Super Rugby 2020: Blues forward Hoskins Sotutu accidentally shown a red card in Waratahs win

Referee AJ Jacobs had a moment to forget during the Blues' Super Rugby match against the Waratahs when he unintentionally gave a player a red card. 

Midway through the second half of the match in Newcastle, Blues No.8 Hoskins Sotutu was pulled up for a dangerous tackle on Waratahs second-five Karmichael Hunt.

Jacobs explained to Sotutu that the initial contact was fine, but moved up to the neck which warrants a yellow card. 

However, Jacobs got himself mixed up with where his cards were in his pocket and pulled out his red one by mistake. 

"Oh, sorry," Jacobs said, before pulling out his yellow card. The blunder left the commentators in stitches. 

Wing Mark Telea.
Wing Mark Telea. Photo credit: Getty

Despite being a man down, the Blues went on to win the match 32-12, claiming their first win of the season. 

The highlight of the game was a second-half hat-trick to wing Mark Telea.

"We saw him in the Mitre 10 Cup firstly and through the pre-season training," said Blues coach Leon MacDonald. 

"He's a quiet guy by nature but he's really come out of his shell in the last two weeks so we knew it was sitting there waiting to come out so it is really pleasing when the guys can show everyone else how talented they are." 

The Blues face the Crusaders in their next match on Friday night. 

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