The difference in those two photo's are the time during the tackle it was taken, Bismarcks photo is taken as he hits Messam, the other photo is the result after the fend, the point of the photo is, both is in the neck region.There's a difference clearly. Barritt is falling. Messam's elbow/arm is not raised at the neck.
All Blacks will win in SA. The SA guys are too big, they can't last.
What facts could I possibly have besides having watched over 100 games which Bismarck has been involved in?
Of the 3 Currie Cup games on the weekend, I bet you'll see at least 2 similar incidents.
In saying that, guys like Geoff Toohvey could tackle like crazy in league back in the day and he was probably the smallest guy on the park 98% of the time. He was a classic, go-low and drop 'em tackler.
Sammy Tuitupou was a small guy who could put a big hit on the big guys. I remember a number of hits he put on props/locks etc that had their eyes rolling back and their breath knocked out of them for a min or two.
"I do not expect an apology. I have no doubt that Mr Poite had no ill intentions towards the Springboks or me. It must have been a great occasion for him to have been awarded a Test match viewed as arguably the greatest clash in world rugby. The commentary in the media must have an immense impact on him. I feel sorry for him and I do not want him to be banished from the rugby fraternity or to be viewed as a ‘villain’. I bear no grudges against him and I have no doubt that he tried his best out there on the field," said Du Plessis.
Du Plessis did admit though that both yellow cards came as a surprise to him and he is convinced the Boks would have won the Test if he wasn't sent off.
The Springboks' next game is against Australia at Newlands on September 28.
As much as I try to hate him I can't he is just so nice damn him.
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