Nobody ever does anything like that to Hamish Watson. No one did, that is, until yesterday, when Lions flanker Ruan Venter picked up and drove the British and Irish Lion back.
The Edinburgh and Scotland flanker has a reputation for bouncing people back in his trademark pinball technique, but he didn’t have the same luck at the DAM Health Stadium on Friday night in the United Rugby Championship, as Venter made it seem like men vs. boys. The most bizarre aspect is that the South African is only 19 years old.
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Venter will undoubtedly be a player to watch this season, as Watson will attest to that Not only was he pushed back by the Junior Bok in the first quarter, but he was also forced off the field early in the second half after attempting to go high on Venter, who sent him flyingaround two yards backwards
The Lions won 22-19 as a result of this.
TAS Analytics has given a video of these two collisions, which you can see below: