‘Hotheaded’ Springboks forward slammed after dangerous clear-out

Springboks forward Evan Roos has come under scrutiny after his yellow card in the United Rugby Championship (URC) clash against Glasgow Warriors on Friday evening.

Referee Chris Busby ejected the highly regarded Stormers back-rower from the contest in the 38th minute after he threw Glasgow’s Matt Fagerson after a ruck.

Although the Stormers had begun the season with back-to-back wins, they would experience their first loss when Glasgow won 20–9.

Roos’ yellow card

Glasgow was ahead 15–6 at the time Roos was sent off. Shortly after the Stormers man was given a yellow card, hooker Johnny Matthews scored, and shortly after that, Joseph Dweba also went to the bin.

At the ruck, Roos and Fagerson are seen squabbling. Even though the ball has already moved away, the Stormers player keeps driving Fagerson, lifting him off his feet, and throwing him to the ground.


On the social media site X, formerly known as Twitter, he has received harsh criticism for his actions, with many criticizing his impetuous choices.

“We’re so lucky that it was only a yellow. Since the card’s color is determined by the result, a red card will be dealt if the Ospreys player lands on his head, according to the Overthehill prop.

“From a coach’s perspective, that’s the worst kind of YC because it’s just *dumb*,” Tim O’Connor continued.

Strong reaction

With Duane Vermeulen having played his last Test match for the Springboks in the Rugby World Cup final, Roos is viewed as one of the long-term candidates to fill the number eight jersey for South Africa.

In fact, he earned two caps off the bench in the build-up to the Rugby World Cup but did not make the final 33-man squad.

Many supporters have warned him that he needs to change if he wants to have a long Test career because of his yellow card against Glasgow and previous indiscretion.

“Someone needs to have a critical conversation with Evan Roos within the next three months, or he’s going to throw his international career away,” a blunt fan added on X.

As it is. Will Roos act in such a rash and foolish manner ever again? That will have to wait and see. However, AP Cronje commented on X, citing Jasper Wiese’s dismal discipline history from previous seasons, “If only there was an example of a successful Springbok no. 8 who was reckless and struggled with discipline in his first few seasons.”



“Having said that, there really needs to be a line in the sand on this,” he continued. Although he has a lot of passion, he must learn to control it because rival players will try to provoke him. It matters more how he reacts than what has occurred thus far.

Additionally, Progressive Rugby chastised Roos for his previous actions.

“Roos shouldn’t be doing this. It’s foolish, irresponsible, meaningless, and possibly very harmful. Needs to learn from the example of Jasper Wiese, who was a liability before altering his behavior and is still a terrifying prospect on the field, the post stated.

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