Rassie surprised by Kolisi's alleged headbutt
REACTION: South Africa captain Siya Kolisi could find himself in trouble following the 26-20 win over Scotland at Murrayfield on Saturday.
Kolisi faces the possibility of a citing after landing an apparent headbutt on Scotland’s Peter Horne during their Murrayfield test on Saturday.
Television footage appeared to show Kolisi’s head making contact with the head of Peter Horne as he tried to extricate himself from being pinned to the floor by the Scotland centre towards the end of a pulsating Edinburgh encounter.
Kolisi was not punished for the incident which referee Romain Poite, his assistant and the television match official all missed.
So…first there was Owen Farrell who got away with his no-arms tackle and then this in 30th min…
Are we sweeping in front of every door or only where we feel it suits us? #askingasaloverofrugby
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— TheYellowCap (@theyellowcap) November 18, 2018
Springboks head coach Rassie Erasmus also revealed his did not notice the incident but defended Kolisi’s character.
“I really haven’t seen it,” said Erasmus, whose team finish their European tour against Wales in Cardiff next Saturday.
“I can’t comment on something I didn’t see myself, but I know the person and the man he is, so it would surprise me.
“I’m pretty sure the citing commissioner will do his job there. Whatever it is – if it’s serious and Siya’s in the wrong, then what comes our way we have to accept. But I haven’t seen the incident so I can’t really comment.”
While, Scotland coach Gregor Townsend said: “Someone mentioned it to me in the tunnel but I’ve not seen it.”