Springboks call on De Klerk for France test

Annette Crawford
November 8, 2018

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

"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".

On this occasion Australian referee Angus Gardner decided Farrell made "enough of an effort" with his arms, deeming no punishment was necessary and allowing England to hold on for a 12-11 win.

"'We should start tackling like that and execute it like that", Erasmus said.

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

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.


Erasmus, whose side face France in Paris this weekend, consequently headed out to the training ground and, conscious the cameras were on him, took Esterhuizen to one side to show him how to tackle just like Farrell.

"We will not be commenting on the video", Rumbles told Sport24 by email.

After arriving in Paris for Saturday's Test against France, the former Bok loose forward followed through on his promise to teach his players to tackle like Farrell.

Nevertheless, the game ended in controversy as Farrell was the subject of a TMO decision after a potentially unsafe tackle on Andre Esterhuizen allowed the hosts to regain possession and kick the ball out of play.

Many similar instances, though, have resulted in penalties and cards.

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