Rassie Erasmus shows Esterhuizen how to implement new tackling strategy

Eben Etzebeth injured his ankle against England

In a match that ended in 12-11 win for England, Farrell defended the advance of Esterhuizen, with what many refer to as, a no arms tackle.

Farrell was not cited for the tackle and will be available to face the New Zealand 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.

"I may have spoken too soon", Erasmus said.

"Nothing upset me about the tackle".

South African head coach Rassie Erasmus had a little fun in training this week, following his sides narrow 12-11 loss to England in their first November worldwide of the year.

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

Three days on and it appears Erasmus is still feeling a little bitter after a video emerged of him appearing to "coach" the Farrell tackle following the English fly-half's attempt to win the ball was deemed fair and he escaped a citing.

The whole saga builds on a widely circulated video, shot at the Boks' training session on Monday, where Erasmus is seen clearly instructing Andre Esterhuizen to aim his tackle higher.

Rassie teaches the "Farrell tackle"!

"It was not worthy of a red card and it was right that World Rugby did not cite the player, but there's not much doubt that it should have been a penalty", Watson said.

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