I played fifteen seasons of rugby in central Auckland and the Waikato and I've seen plenty of tough footballers. I agree with stroudos and DrG. The tackle was tough but the followup was just trying to look tough, and failing. I've had a few coaches who might've had a quiet word: "The tackle was great son, but don't be a dickhead about it".
I largely agree with you Eddie. I found this online in an IRB clarification of the charge down and offside laws. The IRB says: "The act of a charge down is one where an opposition player not in possession of the ball approaches a kicker at close quarters and makes an attempt to block the kick." »
Strange. Both sides moved the ball through the hands, put players into space and scored early tries. Then maybe the word went out… that kind of rugby looks way too effective and entertaining, let's stop it. Both sides then kicked away possession as often as possible and continued to do so despite the ineptitude and the tedium that marked the next hour of play. Suddenly, with five minutes to go Australia realizes they can put on a player who has a second and maybe even a third idea of what to do with the ball… and Beale promptly sets up Folau with a nice inside pass, he offloads and the SA defence looks threadbare outside… the game is won. »