Retallick punished for Bekker tackle

Brodie Retallick received an off-field yellow card for his dangerous tackle on Andries Bekker during Saturday’s Test at Soccer City.

The incident occurred during the 20th minute, inside New Zealand’s red zone. Springbok second-rower Bekker was picked up and dumped to the ground, with his legs still in the air.

Referee Alain Rolland believed it was a fair tackle, but on further review of the match footage, the citing commissioner issued All Blacks lock Retallick an off-field yellow card.