I don't think he wanted to hurt hm, he was just letting him know that its incredibly annoying to be held back. If he really wanted to drop the guy he surely could have from that angle. Refs are painstakingly slow to call holding around the rucks, sometimes a little love tap is all you can do to help sort it out.
He wasn't being held as much as he was snatching at some bait that Pape threw out there. I'd love to punch someones bellybutton out their arse for holding, but the fact of the matter is that it reinforces that behavior! How many times has McCaw flirted with the law and had his head stood on, slapped, punched, kicked, and he continues to do the same thing because those reactions get players in trouble. You have to be a professional in this situation and return the favor, he whispered in your ear and grabbed your ass? Block him on Facebook and be down with it.
Well that was awkward. Also, to be honest, I don't think he looks like Cohen. Its a shame they couldn't have spoken a bietjie afrikaans for the guy to clear it up, probably would've been a different reaction.
I thoroughly enjoyed the game and I'm really excited to see what the Boks can achieve over the next year heading into the WC. I do feel for Scotland because after a touring leg that stretched four different countries on three different continents, I'm sure they were beat to hell by the time they ran out in NM Bay Stadium. Scotland were beaten physically from the opening whistle (...mostly, I really hope Coenie can step his game up). »