Faf de Klerk’s tackle in the sights of the B&I Lions


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Faf de Klerk's tackle in the sights of the B&I Lions

South Africa A stopped the perfect gait of the British & Irish Lions and gave them their first loss on this tour. It was 17-13 in favor of the local team, which had 11 players who became world champions in Japan 2019.

After the match, Warren Gatland, coach of the European team, declared about the particular situation that occurred between Faf de Klerk and Josh Navidi. On one play, the scrum-half made a high tackle to the third row, prompting match referee Jaco Peyper to sanction him with a yellow, although for the coach it was not the best decision. “I don’t understand the comments about no head contact. Someone was looking at a different image than mine. It seemed reckless to me, with no arms and collided with the shoulder first, but there was definitely head-to-head contact.”said the New Zealander.

The Head Coach will seek clarity from the judges regarding the aforementioned play and will meet with them: “We have a meeting with the referees to have a bit of clarity. What we want is that to have complete consistency. I will be interested to see what the judges will say and what other people who saw the play will say about recommendations about the incident.” .


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