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

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

Erasmus and Springboks defence coach Jacques Nienaber subsequently were filmed on Monday showing Esterhuizen how to execute a tackle similar to that made by Farrell.

England co-captain Owen Farrell escaped punishment after hitting Esterhuizen high with his shoulder late in 12-11 victory.

Gardner deemed it a legitimate tackle as he felt Farrell had made enough of an attempt to wrap his arms in the tackle.

The controversy around the tackle on André Esterhuizen by England's Owen Farrell during the rugby match on Saturday has caused a public stir.

"Angus Gardner is a world-class referee, who is rated by World Rugby. So we'll just have to try and practice that". It is what it is, that's World Rugby's problem.

After the game, Erasmus said, "Nothing upset me, because if it was legal we just have to latch on a little bit and tackle the same".

In a video from South Africa's training in Paris, where they are preparing to face France this weekend, Erasmus is seen taking Andre Esterhuizen through three different tackle techniques.

'If that's the only way you can stop people and tackle like that, and it's in the rules, then we should tackle like that'.

Erasmus will name his line-up on Thursday, with Saturday's Test scheduled for 22:05 (SA time).

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