Many felt that the tackle should have at least resulted in a penalty being awarded to South Africa which would have given Erasmus' men the opportunity to win the game in what would have been the last kick of the contest.
"You can get cited for something you did at a party when you were 15, anything could happen", the former Wallabies coach added.
"The most important thing is what we do next".
"If it was all legal - and I didn't have a good look at the replay - we should start tackling like that."More news: Nigeria's army cites Trump to justify shooting Shia protesters
"I've got no idea what can happen", the Australian added.
Jones, however, was in chippy mood when asked if Saturday's success had been the most important win of his near three-years in charge of England. Like, I don't understand this, guys.
In what will be their first game in nearly three months, Namibia even have the chance to beat the All Blacks to the new mark, as they play a few hours prior, but the world No 22 should face a fairly stiff task, away to No 19-ranked Russian Federation in Krasnodar.
'So no, I'm not going to give you reasons why we didn't pick him.
"I think everyone's been looking forward to the game".
Ex-international referee Jonathan Kaplan, from South Africa, said Gardner got it wrong, opining that Farrell's "arm wrapping around is an afterthought". If I stay long enough, you're going to get me sacked. "It'll be a proper game of rugby".
"I reckon we just need consistency, I think it's pretty inconsistent at times", he said.