Saints wing Collins sends message to Wasps fly-half Umaga after red-card incident

Tom Collins has apologised to Wasps fly-half Jacob Umaga for the incident that saw the Saints wing red carded at the Ricoh Arena on Sunday afternoon.

Sunday, 5th January 2020, 10:10 pm
Updated Sunday, 5th January 2020, 10:42 pm
Tom Collins and Jacob Umaga both suffered injuries after an aerial collision

Collins collided with Umaga in the air and was down receiving treatment for some time before being shown a red card by referee Matthew Carley.

Umaga was taken off by Wasps as he also needed medical attention.

Saints went on to win the game 35-31, despite Collins' red card and a yellow for Cobus Reinach, as Taqele Naiyaravoro scored a decisive try three minutes from time.

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And on Sunday evening, Collins delivered a classy gesture, taking to Twitter to wish Umaga well.

Collins tweeted: "Glad @jacob_umaga98 is ok after the game today. I did not mean to cause any dangerous play or put anyone in harms way. It all happened very quickly and I am sorry for my actions. All the best for the rest of the season mate."

Umaga replied: "No worries mate, part of the game! Glad you're all good too."