Published: Thu, November 08, 2018
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Boks’ united front: ‘Farrell’s tackle is legal, so we’ll do it too’

Boks’ united front: ‘Farrell’s tackle is legal, so we’ll do it too’

Esterhuizen was the victim of the controversial hit on Saturday.

'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 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. "We will make our decision on Tuesday night".

South Africa head coach Rassie Erasmus has been filmed sarcastically instructing centre Andre Esterhuizen to practice tackling high in training this week.

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

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.


Stick didn't comment on the video.

We will never forget the disco lights and colour-coded boards at Free State Stadium in Bloemfontein when Erasmus was in charge of the Cheetahs.

"Obviously there was a lot of hype about the tackle".

Esterhuizen got it right on the third attempt, burying his shoulder into the tackle bag and belatedly bringing half-an-arm around afterwards, which earned a round of applause from Erasmus!

The 26-year-old, who delivered one of his better attacking performances at Twickenham, also emphasised the importance of the Boks adapting and "respecting" the heavier conditions in the Northern Hemisphere.

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

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