# Controversy
'It was definitely high' - McFadden escapes card for hit against Edinburgh
The Leinster wing hammered into Damien Hoyland at the RDS.

EDINBURGH COACH ALAN Solomons said Fergus McFadden’s hit on Damien Hoyland in Leinster’s 30-23 win over the Scots last night was “definitely high.”

The Ireland international wing was penalised for the hit on Hoyland, but referee Marius Mitrea and TMO Dermot Moloney did not find cause to card McFadden.

Mitrea did consult TMO Moloney to review the incident, which occurred in the backfield after Hoyland had broken through Leinster’s defence, and Molony indicated that there had been a “no-arms tackle.”

Mitrea, however, felt that McFadden’s hit had not been intentionally dangerous and awarded a penalty.

Speaking after the game at the RDS, Edinburgh coach Solomons stopped short of bemoaning a lack of further action from the match officials, but did stress his belief that McFadden’s hit was high.

“I didn’t really see it, but the bit I did see, it was high for sure,” said Solomons. “But we’ve got a review early tomorrow and we’ll have a close look at it then, but it was definitely high, that was for sure.”

McFadden’s hit, or rather the match officials’ decision not to punish him further, has drawn severe criticism, though it has also been argued that the Leinster man’s tackle started at a legal height.

McFadden, who scored two tries in the game, was forced off the pitch for a HIA on account of the huge impact involved in the collision and did not return for Leinster.

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