Mon 23 Sep 2019 | 09:12

VIDEO: Read gets away with cheap shot on Bok star

VIDEO: Read gets away with cheap shot on Bok star
Mon 23 Sep 2019 | 09:12
VIDEO: Read gets away with cheap shot on Bok star
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NEWS: Footage has revealed that All Blacks captain Kieran Read got away with a cheap shot during his team’s World Cup Pool opener against the Springboks on Saturday.

The incident happened in the 45th minute of the match when Pieter-Steph du Toit attempted to tackle All Blacks scrumhalf Aaron Smith after a line-out.

However, Read stops Du Toit from doing this with what looks like a tackle around the neck area.

The incident was not spotted by officials.

Watch the video below:

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However, according to fans there were high tackles committed by both teams on the field.

One supporter believes there were two high tackles on All Blacks star Ardie Savea, while Joe Moody has also come under-fire on Monday for a hit with no arms on Bok hooker Malcolm Marx.

The All Blacks won the match 23-13.

All Blacks assistant coach Ian Foster did not want to comment directly on the incident on Monday.

“I think the game needs to be reassured we are probably the most scrutinised World Cup we’ve ever had with the amount of cameras on and what people are looking at, and citing commissioners and TMOs. You’ve just got to have faith in that programme rather than reacting to social media,” Foster said.

Read was not cited.

Additional sources: Stuff & NZ Herald 

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