Evan Roos proves he’s the ultimate Springbok with nasty cheap shot
After starting the season with a bang last weekend for the Stormers, No8 Evan Roos crashed back to reality this week with a yellow card against Edinburgh at the Cape Town Stadium.
The Bok hopeful was sin binned for an elbow to the head of opposite man Nick Haining, with many fans online questioning how it was not a red. It came as Haining tried to clear the 22-year-old from a ruck. The pair carried on holding onto each other, and as the Scotland international dragged the Stormer onto the ground, Roos dropped his forearm/elbow onto his head.
To be fair to Roos, he was dragged to the ground, however, this was the cheapest of cheap shots, which could easily result in a red card in this day and age.
Take a look at the yellow and decide for yourself:
— Saffas Abroad Rugby (@SaffasRugby) October 1, 2022
51′ 🟨 Stormers Evan Roos is sent to the bin for a dangerous strike to the floor on Nick Haining which sends our number 8 off for HIA. Ben Muncaster is on.#STOEDI | 🌩️ 17-10 🏰
— Edinburgh Rugby (@EdinburghRugby) October 1, 2022
Going into the match, Stormers head coach John Dobson said: “It is great to have a few of our top players back from national duty and they have all slotted in seamlessly this week. We are all looking forward to getting out there at DHL Stadium in an early game which should be a great occasion for everyone.”
DHL Stormers: Clayton Blommetjies, Angelo Davids, Dan du Plessis, Damian Willemse, Suleiman Hartzenberg, Manie Libbok, Paul de Wet, Ali Vermaak, Joseph Dweba, Neethling Fouche, Salmaan Moerat, Marvin Orie (CAPT), Deon Fourie, Hacjivah Dayimani, Evan Roos
Replacements: Andre-Hugo Venter, Brok Harris, Sazi Sandi, Adre Smith, Ernst van Rhyn, Junior Pokomela, Herschel Jantjies, Sacha Mngomezulu
Edinburgh Rugby: Henry Immelman, Darcy Graham, Mark Bennett, James Lang, Damien Hoyland, Blair Kinghorn, Ben Vellacott, Pierre Schoeman, Stuart McInally, WP Nel, Sam Skinner, Grant Gilchrist (CO-CAPT), Jamie Ritchie (CO-CAPT), Hamish Watson, Nick Haining
Replacements: Dave Cherry, Boan Venter, Luan de Bruin, Glen Young, Ben Muncaster, Henry Pyrgos, Charlie Savala, Chris Dean