Springboks call on De Klerk for France test

File Bok coach Rassie Erasmus has called on Faf de Klerk who has been nominated for the World Rugby Player of the Year award for 2018

Australian referee Angus Gardner was fine with the tackle and blew the final whistle for a 12-11 defeat for the Boks.

A decision to not award South Africa a penalty in the dying minutes of the Test against England on Saturday has raised questions with regards to the laws of the game.

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.

"Nothing upset me about the tackle".

A video emerged on social media on Tuesday night (NZT) showing Erasmus repeatedly asking Esterhuizen to aim higher and higher when lining up a tackle bag, and he even applauds the player when he finally listens and delivers a high shot.

Erasmus, whose side face France in Paris this weekend, consequently headed out to the training ground and, conscious the cameras were on him, took Esterhuizen to one side to show him how to tackle just like Farrell.

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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.

"World Rugby always sets standards and as the Springboks we always make sure we keep up with and follow those standards", said Stick.

"I'm not commenting on this", he said when asked again whether Erasmus faced punishment for his comments at Twickenham.

One of the main talking points from the weekend's clash came late in the game when England's Owen Farrell somehow escaped any sanctions for a unsafe tackle on Springbok André Esterhuizen.

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

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