Gold defends Steyn on hard tackles
Cell C Sharks Director of Rugby, Gary Gold, has defended centre Frans Steyn’s aggressive tactics used in the Super Rugby match against the DHL Western Province Stormers at Newlands on Saturday.
Steyn was penalised twice during the match for dangerous tackles on Stormers fullback, Cheslin Kolbe. He was sent off the field for a late tackle in the 73rd minute of the game.
Gold said that he agreed that the tackle on Kolbe was late but that it was probably done due to frustration from the earlier incidents.
"Maybe it was one too many because of him doing nothing wrong (initially)," Gold said.
"For the first incident, a penalty and warning were given. I thought that was a bit hard on us. Do I have to tell a player on a Monday that he has to please try change direction when he's airborne?
"There was an incident shortly before half-time where the tackle was legitimate and lastly also the one where Cheslin was taken out when he chased his kick. It looks a lot more dramatic than it really was. Maybe it should have been just a penalty."
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