"Used him like a yo-yo" - Joe Marler almost chinned Faf de Klerk during semi-final - Ruck

“Used him like a yo-yo” – Joe Marler almost chinned Faf de Klerk during semi-final

Joe Marler expressed his displeasure at an off-the-ball tackle from Faf de Klerk by physically handling the diminutive Springbok playmaker.

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One fan wrote: “Joe marler showing faf de klerk who is boss is great,”

Another said: “Anyone else see Marler using De Klerk like a yo-yo then? Sublime!”

A third added: “de Klerk trying to tackle an out-of-possession Marler… Either completely sold the dummy or trying to get into Marler’s head… Either way a waste of SA energy…”

“Cost them the game” – Four players who underperformed for England in semi-final

We take at four players who weren’t able to deliver their best performances as England fell to a narrow defeat to South Africa in the World Cup semi-final.

#1. Manu Tuilagi

Guardian 5/10:  Penalty against for pushing after England had done so well to stop South Africa maul but tackled hard as he always does.”

Telegraph 6/10: “Barely used as an attacking weapon but filled his role in keeping the Springbok midfield honest. One silly penalty for grabbing Reinach nearly proved costly.”

Planet Rugby 6/10: ” Made some decent hits in midfield but we understandably didn’t see much of him with ball in hand.”