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Samoan player sees red for dangerous spear tackle at Women's World Cup

Soteria Pulumu was given her marching orders for this challenge on Natasha Hunt of England.

SAMOAN PLAYER SOTERIA Pulumu picked up the first red card of the Women’s World Cup in France yesterday after a spectacular and dangerous spear tackle during her side’s clash with England in Pool A.

Referee Amy Perrett was left with no option but to send Pulumu off after the 12th-minute challenge. Fortunately, Hunt was not injured in the incident and managed to play on for the remainder of the clash.

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Reduced to 14 players, Samoa were easily dispatched by the English on a 65-3 scoreline, as the victors ran in 10 tries in total to establish a lead at the top of the pool.

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