Boks call on scrumhalf Faf de Klerk for France test

Ruben Hill
November 8, 2018

The tackle led to a South Africa turnover before England kicked the ball into touch to win the game.

The match-defining moment has many wondering about the interpretations of the law.

Australian referee Angus Gardner thought otherwise, and blew the final whistle for a 12-11 defeat for the Boks.

It means he will be free to play the All Blacks this weekend.

Head coach Rassie Erasmus was the first to raise that point at the post-match media conference in London.

"I may have spoken too soon", Erasmus said.

"To tackle a guy like André and stop him in his tracks is unbelievable".

South African head coach Rassie Erasmus had a little fun in training this week, following his sides narrow 12-11 loss to England in their first November worldwide of the year.

Austin Healey's response to the video made us laugh!

However, this week at a training session in Paris, Erasmus was filmed showing Esterhuizen how he should do the Farrell tackle.

"I think we are getting there, and we are working on how to vary our game so that we can constantly look for opportunities".

Given Esterhuizen was on the receiving end of Farrell's big last-play hit, the video, while clever and amusing, is a clear shot at World Rugby's inconsistencies and lack transparency over what is acceptable and what is not.

Watson told Netwerk24 on Monday that Farrell's tackle "was dangerous".

"It was not worthy of a red card and it was right that World Rugby did not cite the player, but there's not much doubt that it should have been a penalty", Watson said.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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