Springboks coach Rassie Erasmus 'teaches' Owen Farrell's controversial tackle in training

Faf de Klerk has been nominated for the World Rugby Player of the Year award for 2018

Faf de Klerk has been nominated for the World Rugby Player of the Year award for 2018

Fortunately for Farrell, match referee Angus Gardner chose to take no further action and deemed the hard-hitting tackle fair, much to anger from the South African contingent.

Many felt that the tackle should have at least resulted in a penalty being awarded to South Africa which would have given Erasmus' men the opportunity to win the game in what would have been the last kick of the contest.

The match-defining moment has many wondering about the interpretations of the law.

It means he will be free to play the All Blacks this weekend.

Erasmus suggested at the Springboks' post-match press conference that his team would start tackling opponents in a similar manner if it were legal to do so.

"Nothing upset me about the tackle".

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is clearly still incensed by Owen Farrell's armless, unpunished "tackle" during Saturday's clash at Twickenham.

"It's good to welcome Faf‚ Willie‚ Cheslin and the others back into the squad‚" said Erasmus. "To tackle a guy like Andre Esterhuizen like that and stop him in his tracks, that's unbelievable, so we'll have to try and practice that".

After arriving in Paris for Saturday's Test against France, the former Bok loose forward followed through on his promise to teach his players to tackle like Farrell.

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

Nevertheless, the game ended in controversy as Farrell was the subject of a TMO decision after a potentially risky tackle on Andre Esterhuizen allowed the hosts to regain possession and kick the ball out of play.

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

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