Eddie Jones snaps back at the media after South Africa win

Elena Summers
November 7, 2018

South Africa ought to have had a healthy lead at the break, but Farrell's second penalty late in the first half reduced the deficit to two points.

The Australian official could have awarded South Africa a penalty which, had it gone over, would have seen the visitors snatch victory in the opening match of their European tour.

England however are well stocked with back row options for the remaining games against New Zealand, Japan and Australia.

The individual added to Gardner's entry by stating he was named Man-of-the-Match for "turning a blind eye to Owen Farrell's last-minute shoulder charge on Andre Esterhuizen".

"You can get cited for something you did at a party when you were 15, anything could happen".

"The most important thing is what we do next".

"I've got no idea what can happen".

'So you'll probably find people that are close to those players and family that might support it, then you'd have others with a different view on players jumping into a national team from another country so quickly. Like, I don't understand this, guys.

Referee Angus Gardener was happy that Farrell had attempted to wrap his arms before the collision and Jones laughed off suggestions that his fly-half could be cited. We lost a few games but we played tough today and we won.

"You're going to do it at some stage, you know that".

"I just think the game is getting more intense".

Ex-international referee Jonathan Kaplan, from South Africa, said Gardner got it wrong, opining that Farrell's "arm wrapping around is an afterthought".

Springbok coach Rassie Erasmus is showing his team they should "tackle". "It'll be a proper game of rugby".

Asked if such moves are generally respected within the sport, Foster said: 'I don't know; I think everyone's going to have mixed opinions on that.

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