The 'dangerous red card tackle' on Maro Itoje that didn't make it onto Erasmus' video - Ruck

The ‘dangerous red card tackle’ on Maro Itoje that didn’t make it onto Erasmus’ video

A dangerous high hit on Lions lock Maro Itoje from the first test in South Africa has emerged on Twitter in the build-up to game number two.

The South Africa director of rugby Rassie Erasmus has offered to step away from the Springboks management team in his latest unconventional, bias social media offering.

Erasmus posted an hour-long video discussing refereeing decisions from the first Test defeat to the British and Irish Lions, bemoaning the time it took World Rugby to provide feedback from Saturday’s first Test officiating.

Uploaded on Vimeo from an account named ‘JJ’, the hour-long video features a series of 26 clips compiled by Erasmus pointing out possible foul play by the Lions.

Surprisingly, he left out the below clip…


Three Lions players whose stock has fallen massively this tour

#1. Taulupe Faletau

The back rower’s exclusion from the Lions side for the first Test with South Africa came after a fragmented run-in to the series during which he played bits of games here and there, including a stint at openside after Justin Tipuric picked up an injury in the campaign opener against Japan. Despite all this, he could turn it all around with an impactful performance from the bench against the Springboks this weekend.

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