Rassie Erasmus Trolls World Rugby By Teaching Springbok Owen Farrell Tackle 'Technique'

Aubrey Yates
November 8, 2018

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 global of the year.

De Klerk was initially rested for the November internationals which, coupled with an injury to Ross Cronje, left the side with rookie scrumhalves Louis Schreuder, Embrose Papier and Ivan van Zyl, who had just eight caps between them ahead of the match against England at Twickenham at the weekend. The infamous tackle has the world of rugby divided.

De Klerk and the rest of the overseas-based Springboks were unavailable for the clash given that it fell outside of an official global window.

There was further good news for the Springboks when Faf de Klerk, Willie le Roux, Cheslin Kolbe, Franco Mostert, Francois Louw and Vincent Koch linked up with the squad.

It was always going to be a big ask for two youngsters with limited Test experience to get the job done at Twickenham, but Erasmus said after the match that he was pleased with what he saw.

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Kuipers , 45, is an experienced UEFA referee and has been part of the organization's "Elite" group since 2009. Of course there is, there is certainly a penalty.

Erasmus had feared the worst when Etzebeth limped off early in the second half in the game against England.

"We are constantly working on making our combination better, as well with the other players in the squad who also cover the midfield positions, and then also with our teammates on the outside of midfield".

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

After South Africa's meeting with France, they play tests against Scotland and Wales later this month.

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