Conor Murray lucky to be alive as Boks get away with another clear red card
No respect from the Springboks, who remorselessly targeted the homesick British & Irish Lions, who are literally 10,000 miles from where they live right now.
Koble also got away with this travesty on the innocent Conor Murray, who generally just wants to be left alone to do box kicks. How is this not a red? No really. Explain please.
It didn’t go unnoticed of course. We wonder will Rassie be remarking on this in his weekly video sermon?
Andy Goode correctly noted: “Apparently Conor Murray landed on his back?! If his face is part of his back then fair enough I suppose! Kolbe should have seen a red card end of!”
— Andy Goode (@AndyGoode10) July 31, 2021
And yes, we can confirm his head is not part of his back.
Murray landing right on his hooter, as opposed to his back which O'Keeffe suggested. pic.twitter.com/gyoeJp0lvB
— Ben Coles (@bencoles_) July 31, 2021
This fellow tweeted: “I may be biased (ok, I am!) but Kolbe should have had red for the head into Curry’s face, then another red for taking Murray out in the air. And Faf should have had at least a yellow for his ‘tackle’ on Murray.”
I may be biased (ok, I am!) but Kolbe should have had red for the head into Curry's face, then another red for taking Murray out in the air. And Faf should have had at least a yellow for his 'tackle' on Murray.
— Sale Sharks Fans (@SaleRugbyNews) July 31, 2021
This match is a fucking shambles. Rassie has cmpletely bandjaxed this game
That was a red all day for Kolbe – toally irrelevant that the Murray managed to land on his back. He made no attempt ot paly the ball at any time, took him out in ther air red card 1000 times out of 1000
— sussexfox (@sussexfox1) July 31, 2021
Meanwhile, the Springbok Sevens team finished in fifth place at the 2020 Olympic Games after winning both their matches on Wednesday, and Blitzbok coach Neil Powell, who joined the side for their final encounter, felt they managed to restore some pride after the heart-breaking quarter-final defeat.
The South Africans outplayed Australia (22-19) and the USA (28-7) on the final day of the Rugby Sevens tournament played at Tokyo Stadium and recovered well from Tuesday’s quarter-final defeat to Argentina, when they were knocked out of the race to the podium at the Olympics.
The Blitzboks bounced back to the form that saw them as one of the pre-tournament favourites and they ended the tournament with five wins from six matches and an average score of 21-12, but unfortunately no medal.
Fiji (gold), New Zealand (silver) and Argentina (bronze) were on the podium, with Great Britain and South Africa finishing fourth and fifth respectively.
Powell said he was grateful to be part of the Olympics, even if only for one match. The Blitzbok coach had tested positive for COVID during their training camp in Kagoshima and had to stay in quarantine until this morning, when he departed the southern city and linked up with the squad just before their final match against the USA.