"Classless" - What started the post-match brawl between England and South Africa revealed - Ruck

“Classless” – What started the post-match brawl between England and South Africa revealed

In a dramatic post-match showdown, tempers flared and tensions boiled over as players from both teams engaged in a heated scuffle following the final whistle. The intensity of the rivalry between the two sides was laid bare once more.

After the match, video footage captured the catalyst for the confrontation.

It appeared that Willie le Roux’s exuberant celebration in front of the English players triggered the incident, with Danny Care, a replacement player, taking offense and shoving the experienced South African, adding fuel to the fire.

The situation quickly escalated as several players intervened, creating a volatile and chaotic scene. The referee, Ben O’Keeffe, had to step in to defuse the situation before matters spiraled out of control.


5 England players who should be dropped, and who should replace them

 England fell agonisingly short of a supreme upset and a fifth Rugby World Cup final as South Africa came on strong to snatch victory in Paris.

Now, England and Argentina are set to face off in the “bronze medal” match on October 27th at 8 pm UK time, hosted at the Stade de France in Paris.

As Steve Borthwick shifts his focus toward the future, it is anticipated that the head coach will implement several adjustments in preparation for the third-place play-off.

#1. Henry Arundell replaces Jonny May

England’s offensive struggles have been glaringly evident in virtually every match, except for the standout performance by the lightning-fast Arundell, who carved his name in the annals of history with a jaw-dropping five-try spectacle against Chile.

The ex-London Irish prodigy, despite his recent one-year commitment to Racing 92 due to the Exiles’ unfortunate demise in May, is set to be granted a unique opportunity to extend his England tenure.

Henry Arundell of England during the England World Cup Squad Announcement at Twickenham Stadium, London on Monday 7th August 2023 (Photo: George Beck/PPAUK)

At the tender age of 20, it feels like eons have passed since he wowed the world with an electrifying end-to-end try against Toulon, a moment that instantly went viral and left even the hard-to-please Eddie Jones brimming with admiration. Arundell could very well be the ignition spark that England has been desperately yearning for.

As for May, he has been a remarkable servant to the England team. Nonetheless, this World Cup undoubtedly marks the conclusion of a spectacular international career, one where he will bid adieu as his nation’s second-highest all-time try-scorer.

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