” It was a big collision and I immediately feared the worst, especially when I was on the ground and told not to move”the 31-year-old New Zealand fly-half said in a video for the All Blacks YouTube channel.
“It’s pretty scary when you fall backwards and end up on your head and shoulders. There was a period of fear for a minute or two where you fear the worst.”he added. “It wasn’t until the doctor came and asked me if I could move my fingers and toes that I was relieved. I ended up sitting down and was able to walk and carry on (the game). »
Arendse suspended, Barrett present
The incident first earned Arendse a red card and then a four-week ban – four matches – until September 17. He will miss South Africa’s second match against New Zealand, which is being played in Johannesburg on Saturday (5:05 p.m.). Announced uncertain for this meeting, Barrett should be there since integrated into the composition unveiled by his coach on Thursday.