The Vodacom Cheetahs will not retaliate to dirty play by the Blue Bulls in Saturday’s Absa Currie Cup final.
Erasmus told Die Volksblad that some of their opponents this season seemed to regard dirty play as the recommended tactics against his team.
The Bloemfontein-based newspaper pointed out that Richardt Strauss (cuts on the face), Jannie du Plessis (stiff arm), Kabamba Floors (head), Darron Nell (fist) and Bevin Fortuin (fist) have all been “victims” of dirty play.
“Top players enjoy a hard game, as long as it remains a clean game,” said Erasmus. “I am confident that referee Jonathan Kaplan will not allow any transgressions.”
The coach said he would also instruct his players to remain within the limits of the law.