Boks move on from painful defeat
Bok captain Jean de Villiers says they have lots of work to do before they face Australia in the Rugby Championship. Johannesburg – Despite going down to New Zealand in a controversial Rugby Championship match in Auckland on Saturday, Springbok captain Jean de Villiers is still upbeat and confident his side can win the competition in a few weeks time. The Boks have slipped to second on the points table after their 29-15 defeat, a match which was marred by French referee Romain Poite’s yellow-carding of Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis for a tackle on Dan Carter which he adjudged to have been high and late.
Saru deputy president Mark Alexander said on the team’s arrival in Johannesburg on Sunday night that Jurie Roux, Saru CEO, had already written to the IRB about the officiating. Alexander called for the world’s top referees to be in charge of such high-profile games such as Saturday’s.... Read the full, comprehensive news article and discuss at The StarSimilar Stories