Classless Bok only angered Irish legend with shameful off-ball incident
By Rugby Onslaught

Classless Bok only angered Irish legend with shameful off-ball incident

You would have thought that Stormers and South Africa scrum-half Herschel Jantjies would have seen fellow No9 Jamison Gibson-Park anger Will Skelton in the Heineken Champions Cup final last weekend, and decided not to copy him. However, it looks as though he did the very opposite in the United Rugby Championship final on Saturday as Munster overcame his Stormers side in Cape Town.

Only five minutes were on the clock and the Springbok was deciding to start on the one player you definitely should not, captain Peter O’Mahony. As Stormers fly-half Manie Libbok was running in for an interception try in the opening minutes, Jantjies was seen in the back of the shot standing and shouting in the face of the flanker. Now the Ireland legend is 1% human and 99% aggression, but these antics tipped him over to become one giant ball of 100% aggression.

Needless to say, O’Mahony had the last laugh.

Take a look:

“We performed well in the first half, and we probably should have been a couple more scores up, but credit the Stormers – their defence was excellent,” O’Mahony told URC TV.

“We showed incredible resilience and skills to score a well-worked try with five minutes to go. It was a tough surface and tough conditions with a wet ball.

“We went behind but we stuck to our guns. We got back into it and the last five minutes were class.”

Munster head coach Graham Rowntree said: “We needed to show huge character. What a team this Stormers team is. We had to be good and we played well in the first half.

“We stuck in there, we showed good fight and I am immensely proud of the players. We’ve been to some tough places on the road recently and showed character.

“The momentum that gave us, going away from home, winning games, it’s exactly what you need to win a game like this one and we did it.”