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Ashley Johnson yellow-carded after 17 seconds
ESPN Staff
January 24, 2015
Ashley Johnson trudges off after being sin-binned © Getty Images

Wasps' Ashley Johnson became just the second player in top level European rugby history to be shown a yellow card in the first minute of the match.

From Wasps' kick-off, Johnson mistimed his tackle on Leinster winger Dave Kearney and took him out in the air. Jerome Garces consulted the TMO before issuing Johnson with a yellow card. Kearney lasted another three minutes before being substituted.

Wasps conceded one try during Johnson's spell in the sin-bin with Fergus McFadden scoring. Johnson follows in the footsteps of Nick Wood in receiving a yellow card in the opening throws of a top-level European match. He was yellow carded against Toulouse in 2012.

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