18 Jul 2010

All Blacks happy, Boks not

6:45 am on 18 July 2010

The All Blacks are happy with the new rule interpretations and the way they're playing after Saturday night's bonus point win over the Springboks in the Tri-Nations in Wellington.

But the South Africans are crying foul after their second straight loss, 31-17.

The Springbok coach Peter de Villiers says he's at a loss of what to say to his players who he felt didn't get the rub of the green from the officials in the tackle ball area and perhaps their frustration was shown when Danie Russouw was sin-binned for an off-the-ball incident with Richie McCaw.

The Springboks captain John Smits says after playing the All Blacks for so long he's not suprised that the home side was favoured by the referee in the tackle-ball area, and his coach was frustrated that the calls didn't go both ways, especially with McCaw getting a couple of warnings.

Springbok winger Jean de Villiers will appear at a SANZAR judicial hearing this morning after being cited for a dangerous tackle on his All Blacks opposite Rene Ranger.