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Rugby League bruiser given straight red for sickening, head-high tackle

Hep Cahill almost cleaned Brett Hodgson’s clocked with this cruel blow.

WIDNES FORWARD HEP CAHILL was sent packing at the end of a rip-roaring first half between Widnes and Warrington. He was red-carded for a horrendous, head-high tackle on Scott Hodgson that left his opponent flat-out.

Widnes trailed 6-4 when Cahill made a shuddering forearm connection with Hodgson, who had bent on one knee to pouch an up-and-under. Check out the jarring contact here.

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