- Tendai 'Beast' Mtawarira has apologised to his Japanese opponent
- Beast was given a yellow card for a dangerous tackle on Keita Inagaki
- The video of Beast apologising to Inagaki was applauded online
On Sunday, the Springboks managed to knock Japan out out to secure a semi-final spot in the 2019 Rugby World Cup.
There were several Japan vs RSA moments rugby fans talked about after the game, one of which was the dangerous spear tackle Beast Mtawarira made on his opponent.
Beast was sent off with a yellow card following a dangerous tackle, where he picked up and drove the Japanese prop, Keita Inagaki, into the ground.
After the game, Beast followed the example of Canada's Josh Larsen and he went to apologise to Inagaki.
Rugby World Cup posted the heart-warming video of Beast apologising to his opponent on its Twitter page and it gathered more than 66 000 views in just a couple of hours.
Twitter users and rugby fans across the globe were touched by the video.
Social media user, @Jumpman_021, commented:
"Good sportsmanship, great guy BEEEEEEEEAST."
Atso Juntunen, who goes by the Twitter handle @atso_jj, added:
"The Beast also immediately apologised on the pitch. He didn't even get up first. True class."
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za previously reported that South African referee Jaco Peyper has landed in hot water with World Rugby, which has launched a probe into a controversial photo.
Peyper was photographed imitating a French player - who he sent off with a yellow card on Sunday - alongside Welsh fans.
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