By Press Association Reporter
Published: 15:27 BST, 18 October 2019 | Updated: 15:58 BST, 18 October 2019
Johnny Sexton has warned New Zealand that any repeat of their strong-arm tactics from Dublin in 2016 will lead to red cards in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final.
British and Irish Lions fly-half Sexton believes Sam Cane and Malakai Fekitoa avoiding straight dismissals in New Zealand's 21-9 win in Dublin three years ago sparked the sport's crackdown on high tackles.
Flanker Cane was only penalised for knocking out Robbie Henshaw with a head-high shot at a ruck, while centre Fekitoa was merely sin-binned for a crude high tackle on Simon Zebo.
Johnny Sexton has predicted New Zealand will be clean in their Rugby World Cup