A video of former England star Courtney Lawes has gone viral on social media in the past 24 hours.
The moment happened during the Gallagher Premiership match between Northampton Saints and Harlequins, which the home team won 36-33.
Despite the 10-over thriller, the confrontation between Saints captain Lawes and Quins center Andre Esterhuizen has attracted the attention of social media.
With Lawes arriving at 6ft 7in and Esterhuizen at 6ft 4in, it was a clash of giants. The pair apparently had a disagreement when none of their teammates were around.
Lawes pushed Esterhuizen and advanced towards the ‘Bok. In retaliation, Esterhuizen tried to scare the Englishman by pretending to headbutt, but Lawes did not move.
You can watch the video below.
The clip went viral on social media, with 250k views on TikTok and another 250k views on X. Viewers were drawn into debate over who would win in a real clash between the pair This.
“That’s a bit embarrassing. Lawes would have flattened him.” one person said.
“Shame on all the Brits to think that Lawes could take Esterhuizen. It seems they’ve forgotten what South Africans are made of,” said another.