Springboks

WATCH: Rassie coaches the 'Farrell tackle'

Cape Town - Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is clearly still incensed by Owen Farrell's armless, unpunished 'tackle' from Saturday's clash at Twickenham.

New video footage (WATCH in the tweet below) doing the rounds on social media shows Erasmus teaching centre Andre Esterhuizen, the victim of the controversial hit after the hooter on Saturday, how to execute a tackle like Farrell did during a training session in Paris on Monday.

It appeared as though Farrell had executed a dangerous no-arms tackle on Esterhuizen, but Australian referee Angus Gardner opted not to award the Springboks a penalty.

When probed on the incident in the post-match press conference, Erasmus said: "We should start tackling like that and execute it like that. Nothing upset me about the tackle we just have to latch on that if it is legal, it is effective. Tackle a guy like Andre and stop him in his tracks is some going. There is no sarcasm at all."

Farrell on Sunday also escaped disciplinary action when he was not cited for the incident, leaving him free to face the All Blacks this weekend.

The Boks tackle France in Paris on Saturday (Kick-off 22:05 SA time).

We live in a world where facts and fiction get blurred
In times of uncertainty you need journalism you can trust. For only R75 per month, you have access to a world of in-depth analyses, investigative journalism, top opinions and a range of features. Journalism strengthens democracy. Invest in the future today.
Subscribe to News24
Voting Booth
What is your favourite sport to watch on TV?
Please select an option Oops! Something went wrong, please try again later.
Results
Rugby
42% - 8853 votes
Cricket
11% - 2267 votes
Football
19% - 4045 votes
Athletics
2% - 524 votes
Boxing
1% - 187 votes
Cycling
2% - 490 votes
Golf
5% - 1034 votes
Motorsport
9% - 1789 votes
Tennis
3% - 721 votes
Water sports
1% - 195 votes
American sports
1% - 261 votes
MMA / WWE / UFC
3% - 661 votes
Vote