Bok reveals elite level trolling from fan after unforgettable blunder
Though in the context of the match Ruhan Nel’s spill over the try line did not affect the match on Sunday between London Irish and the Stormers, it was still an embarrassing mistake.
The Stormers were leading 33-14 in the final minute of the match at the GTech Community Stadium in the Heineken Champions Cup when the South Africa Sevens star failed to score a walk in by dropping the ball over the line.
To add insult to injury for the 31-year-old, he has revealed on Twitter a piece of legendary trolling he received from a fan in the stadium after the match. “Literally had a fan tell me afterwards ‘he’ll keep the phone for a selfie because I might just drop it’,” Nel shared on Twitter, which is maybe one of the best interactions a player has ever had with a fan.
This was the drop:
Literally had a fan tell me afterwards “he’ll keep the phone for a selfie because i might just drop it”😂❤️ cheers guys!🍻 https://t.co/OKXcM8v5jc
— Ruhan Nel (@RuhanNel7) January 15, 2023
The match was defined by two red cards for London Irish, one for Ben Loader in the first half and one for Ciaran Parker early in the second half.
This is what Stormers head coach John Dobson had to say about the reds after the match: “There’s no way Ben Loader comes in there trying to decapitate Manie. It’s one hell of a tough situation – play was moving fast, it was a two on one, there was a try at risk.
“You want to see if you can make a hit and move across. But it’s a red card. We don’t view it as any form of malice, but it’s also not great when your Springbok fly-half is out of the game with an HIA.
“I would differentiate slightly between Ben Loader’s tackle which was a high-speed rugby action when Deon Fourie got hit as a jackler – that’s where you’ve got to protect because guys are really exposed.”