After extremely charged anthems and haka, now we have big early drama as Springboks halfback Faf de Klerk is knocked out within the first minute.
The No.9 rushed up in defence to try to make an announcement however his head caught Caleb Clarke’s knee in a nasty conflict.
Very unhappy for an important competitor and certainly that’s his night time over.
“This can be a vital blow for South Africa and it modifications the best way they play,” Justin Marshall says.
Jaden Hendrikse is the reserve halfback.
“The group fairly shocked,” Grant Nisbett provides.
De Klerk has been pushed off in a medi-cab after an extended delay.