Schoolboy’s rugby tackle goes viral

The Goudveld High runner gets carried away by a Welkom Gimnasium player. Photo / X

Best rugby tackle of the year or an opponent who just got carried away?

A strange rugby tackle from a South African schoolboys’ match has gone viral after being shared on X.

The incident occurred in an under-19 match between Goudveld High and Welkom Gimnasium when the Goudveld halfback learned the lesson of going down early.

After receiving the ball in midfield, he ran into a tackle, only to be lifted and dragged back more than 20 meters before passing the ball forward and being thrown to the ground.

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The tackle brought back memories of the British and Irish Lions’ tour to Australia in 2013, when winger George North picked up Wallabies star Israel Folau as he tried to tackle him, carrying the Australian a few meters over his shoulder.