Thu. May 23rd, 2019

Super Rugby: Brits, van der Merwe put fist-fight behind them with a cold one

Bulls hooker, Schalk Brits shares a beer with Sharks hooker, Akker van der Merwe after the Bulls 19-16 Super Rugby victory over the Sharks on Saturday, 30 March. Photo: Schalk Brits / InstagramSpringbok hookers, Schlk Brits and Akker van der Merwe tossed a few knuckles around during the Bulls 19-16 Super Rugby win over the Sharks on Saturday.

super rugby brits van der merwe put fist fight behind them with a cold one 1024x557 - Super Rugby: Brits, van der Merwe put fist-fight behind them with a cold one

b48342ec brits van der merwe - Super Rugby: Brits, van der Merwe put fist-fight behind them with a cold one

A physical altercation between Schalk Brits and Akker van der Merwe may have dominated the headlines following the Bulls 19-16 win over the Sharks at Kings Park, but the two Springbok hookers managed to put the incident behind them and shared a beer after the match.

The two sides were each reduced to 14 men, with both front-rowers sent off after engaging in a fist-fight.

View this post on Instagram

Guess there’s always a first ☺️

A post shared by schalkbrits (@schalkbrits) on

Brits, who had earned his first ever red card in a professional career that has spanned over a decade took to social media to reveal that the animosity between the two players did not make it much further past the whitewash.

He wrote on Instagram;

“What (an) amazing game that we play and we can laugh and have a beer afterwards.”

Schalk Brits

However, two cans of Castle Lite are unlikely to be where the incident ends for both players, who are awaiting to hear their fate from the citing commissioner after the incident.

It is not particularly looking good for van der Merwe, who might just face a stiffer sanction than his Bulls counterpart, thanks to damning video footage.

The fist-fight came under fire from Bulls coach Pote Human, who was nonetheless thrilled with the result.

“It’s unfortunate that these things happen in the game,” Human said.

“In the little bit I did see there was the fist from Akker, but something obviously triggered it so we will have a look.

“It wasn’t a nice game. It was ugly, but we will take this win.

“It was a real struggle, and it was guts that saw the guys get through today.”

Pote Human

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *