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Rory Arnold will miss out on international spot after seeing red for ridiculous challenge

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Australia and Brumbies lock Rory Arnold has been described as attempting to 'take Elton Jantjies' head off' in the recent clash against the Lions.

In a fiery contest, the pressure came too much to handle for Arnold, who will be extremely disappointed in himself for his horrific tackle.

The main talking point will be the fact Arnold knew that his time was up on the field, because as soon as he had committed the tackle, he quickly began to walk off the field, not even waiting for the referee to show the inevitable red card coming his way.

The tackle sparked a tirade of fury from Lions fans, claiming that the tackle was 'criminal' and 'scandalous'. 

And, it will not just be the Lions fans fuming with Arnold's actions.

Brumbies coach Dan McKellar is also bound to be furious, after the dismissal seemed to spark a major change in the game, with captain Sam Carter also leaving the field shortly after.

This sparked a Lions comeback, and they ended up winning the game convincingly 42-24.

The loss of Arnold impacted the side massively, as they were unable to score another point after his dismissal. 

The tackle was certainly a stupid decision, as Arnold had already received a yellow card for earlier illegally bringing down a maul, and he will live to face the punishment, as it has already been decided he will receive a three-week suspension, which sadly for him means he will be unable to join up with the Wallabies - his international team.

As a key player, this will also be a huge miss for the Australians as they prepare to face Ireland on June 9.

Elton Jantjies, the player on the receiving end of Arnold's brutal challenge, came out with no serious injuries, but it is safe to say he will definitely have a sore face after feeling the wrath of Arnold's body straight into his jaw.

The Wallabies will have to take to the field against Ireland without one of their key players next month, as they look to triumph over the Shamrocks and gain some momentum before next year's World Cup.

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