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Monday Apr 5, 2021

FAF DE KLERK: Twitter takes off after nasty-looking challenge on Springboks star goes unpunished

An incident between Springboks star Faf de Klerk and Wales international Jake Ball has come under the spotlight following Sunday’s Champions Cup clash between Sales Sharks and Scarlets.

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The South African scrum half was set to distribute the ball from the back of a ruck when Ball dived through the breakdown to take him out, virtually landing on top of the playmaker.

The collision appeared to make direct contact with the head of de Klerk and the scrum half appealed to the linesman in frustration that the incident wasn’t spotted by the referee.

The challenge wasn’t reviewed by the TMO which has led fans and pundits to question the severity of the tackle on social media.

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