Published: Wed, November 07, 2018
Sport | By Patty Hardy

Rassie Erasmus shows Esterhuizen how to implement new tackling strategy

Rassie Erasmus shows Esterhuizen how to implement new tackling strategy

South Africa ought to have had a healthy lead at the break, but Farrell's second penalty late in the first half reduced the deficit to two points.

If Farrell had been penalised, South Africa would have had one last opportunity to snatch victory with a penalty from a kickable position.

"What we've got to do is make sure we play like England, do everything we can to maximise our game, look at areas where New Zealand are weak and see if we can find a way to expose those weaknesses", he told BBC Sport.

The Bulls playmaker hit the post from a late penalty and almost had another chance to win the game after Owen Farrell had tackled Andre Esterhuizen with his shoulder first.

"You can get cited for something you did at a party when you were 15, anything could happen".

"Most important thing is what we do next", the Australian said.

"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".

"I've got no idea what can happen".

'I just think the game is getting more intense. You're going to do it at some stage.

Speaking in the wake of England's controversial victory over the Springboks, Jones says he felt the on-field referee was being asked to do too much. Because you guys (the media) want to sack me, is that why?

Erasmus proved that he is a man of his word as video footage from Springbok training shows the former Munster coach teaching one of his players the same technique that Owen Farrell used against Esterhuizen.

Shields was born in Masterton to English parents and played for Hurricanes before moving to Wasps and tasting Test rugby with England.

According to the Guardian, New Zealand paid for their tickets rather than receiving any complimentary hospitality from the RFU, going completely under the radar it seems!

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