kriel's head-on-head contact in scotland vs south africa clash should have led to a red card, says barclay

South Africa’s Jesse Kriel has been sent home from the Rugby World Cup in Japan due to a hamstring injury. The Springboks’ centre sustained the injury during their opening match against New Zealand. Kriel’s departure is a blow to South Africa’s campaign as they prepare to face Scotland in their next match.

Kriel’s absence will be felt by the Springboks, who will now have to find a replacement for the talented centre. The 25-year-old has been a key player for South Africa, known for his strong running and solid defense. His departure leaves a void in the backline that will need to be filled quickly.

Scotland, on the other hand, will be boosted by the return of John Barclay and Tom Curry. Barclay, who missed Scotland’s opening match against Ireland due to injury, is set to make his World Cup debut against South Africa. The experienced flanker will bring leadership and physicality to the Scottish pack.

Curry, the young English flanker, has also been cleared to play after recovering from an ankle injury. His inclusion will provide Scotland with additional options in the back row, adding depth and versatility to their forward pack.

The match between Scotland and South Africa promises to be an intense battle, with both teams looking to secure a crucial victory. South Africa will be determined to bounce back from their defeat against New Zealand, while Scotland will be eager to build on their impressive performance against Ireland.

It remains to be seen how Kriel’s absence will affect South Africa’s game plan, but they will have to adapt quickly to ensure they remain competitive. Scotland, on the other hand, will be hoping that the return of Barclay and Curry will give them the edge they need to secure a win.

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