Canadian lock apologises to Boks for red card, video goes viral

Canadian lock apologises to Boks for red card, video goes viral

- On Tuesday, Canada's lock was sent off with a red card for a shoulder charge

- After the game, Josh Larsen went to the Boks' changing room to apologise

- The great sportsmanship moment was caught on video and has since gone viral

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On Tuesday, the Springboks took on Canada in the 2019 Rugby World Cup. Briefly.co.za reported that the Boks annihilated Canada, winning 66-7.

In the first half of the game, Canada's replacement lock, Josh Larsen, was given a red card for a shoulder charge into the head of Bok prop Thomas du Toit.

However, it appears the Canadian number 19 player was feeling bad about the incident and he was not ready to leave the tournament without making amends.

A video, which was shared by the Springboks on Twitter, shows Larsen going into the Boks' changing room to apologise to du Toit.

The video was captioned:

"Josh Larsen visited the Boks’ change room after the match to apologise to Thomas du Toit. This is what rugby is all about. Thanks Josh and well done to @RugbyCanada on your RWC campaign, and thank you for a great game of rugby! #StrongerTogether."

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The video quickly went viral, reaching more than 830 000 views since it was shared online. Social media users applauded Larsen's sportsmanship.

Kyle Shiel, who goes by the Twitter handle @KyleDShiel, commented: "Now that’s a true representation of sportsmanship from both sides and the pure warm welcoming gees of South Africans. #strongertogther #Springboks."

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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