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Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus trolls with high tackle video

Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus trolls with high tackle video”

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

World Rugby's head of communications, Dominic Rumbles, declined to comment when asked by South Africa's Sport24 if Erasmus would face punishment for the video.

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. "If he says what happened at Twickenham was a fair tackle, I think that's something we must also try because we are trying to keep up with the game and make sure we keep up with the laws".

"No, but we did speak about it", De Allende responded. It is what it is, that's World Rugby's problem.

Erasmus suggested at the Springboks' post-match press conference that his team would start tackling opponents in a similar manner if it were legal to do so.

Immediately after the loss against England, Erasmus said: "We should start tackling like that and execute it like that".

South Africa felt hard done by at Twickenham on Saturday when, with the score at 12-11 in overtime, England's No 10 produced a highly-contentious tackle on Andre Esterhuizen. "There is no sarcasm at all".



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