Rassie Erasmus Trolls World Rugby By Teaching Springbok Owen Farrell Tackle ‘Technique’
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“We should just do it.”
Springbok head coach Rassie Erasmus is a man of his word it words it seems, after he was spotted trolling World Rugby this week in training following Owen Farrell’s controversial tackle on André Esterhuizen over the weekend.
Farrell somehow escaped any sanction for a thumping tackle on Esterhuizen in the final moments that many felt was completely illegal. Most agree a penalty at the very minimum should have been awarded to the Boks, giving them a chance at winning the game with the last kick.
Boks head coach Rassie Erasmus was asked about the tackle after the game and gave a brilliant sarcastic response, saying the tackle was very “effective” and that “we should do it.”
“If it was ‘legal’ we should just do it. Because it’s very effective.” Erasmus said
“Obviously to tackle a guy like André Esterhuizen like that and stop him in his tracks that’s unbelievable. So we’ll just have to try and practice that.”
And now he’s been spotted in training, teaching Esterhuizen how to tackle like Farrell! Troll level: 1000.
South Africa practicing those "legitimate" tackles pic.twitter.com/Uk6NcmwcTH
— Petri van Zyl (@Petrivz) November 6, 2018