Du Preez explains thought process after dominating prop in tip tackle that went wrong

first_imgWednesday Apr 21, 2021 Du Preez explains thought process after dominating prop in tip tackle that went wrong Sale Sharks flyhalf Robert Du Preez was red carded for a dangerous tackle against Gloucester this past weekend, leading to a citing and subsequent suspension. Last night he faced an independent disciplinary panel to learn his fate. ADVERTISEMENTDu Preez, formerly of the Sharks in Durban, got in a good position to effect a dominant tackle but unfortunately tipped big prop Val Rapava-Ruskin, resulting in the Gloucester front rower landing badly with his face in the turf.Referee Adam Leal had little option but to issue a straight red card and Sale were left to play the remaining 57 minutes or so with just 14 men.The tip tackle contravened World Rugby Law 9.18 and after accepting the charge, Du Preez was given a three-week suspension.In an articulate latter, he explained his view of the incident, stating that he put a lot of force in the tackle but didn’t expect to be so dominant.“The incident itself was entirely unintentional and I certainly did not intend to cause any harm to Val,” he explained.“I saw Val had stolen the ball at the breakdown and had a significant run up before I could get in a position to tackle him. I was also aware of his size and knew I would need to tackle him as hard as I could in order to attempt to bring him down. As I engaged in the tackle I was genuinely surprised at how easily I was able to put force through him.ADVERTISEMENT“Unfortunately as I lifted his legs in the tackle I wasn’t able to control the balance of the tackle and his legs went above the horizontal. I recognised I wouldn’t be able to bring him down safely so I bailed out of the tackle in an attempt to not drive him into the ground.“I immediately apologised to Val following the incident and sought him out again after being shown the red on the pitch to issue a further apology.”The capped Springbok will miss Gallagher Premiership Rugby fixtures against Worcester Warriors, Leicester Tigers and Bath.You can see the incident from other angles in the highlights belowADVERTISEMENT Posted By: rugbydump Share Send Thanks Sorry there has been an error Big Hits & Dirty Play Related Articles 8 WEEKS AGO Prop suspended for 3 weeks after flying shoulder… 8 WEEKS AGO WATCH: Aaron Smith’s captain’s referral turned… 9 WEEKS AGO WATCH: 19-year-old is barely a speed bump… From the WebThis Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s DeletedSecrets RevealedYou Won’t Believe What the World’s Most Beautiful Girl Looks Like TodayNueeyUrologists Stunned: Forget the Blue Pill, This “Fixes” Your EDSmart Life ReportsDoctors Stunned: She Removes Her Wrinkles With This Inexpensive TipSmart Life ReportsIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier Living10 Types of Women You Should Never MarryNueeyThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img

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