3 Aug 2010

De Villiers misconduct hearing to be held on Friday

5:09 pm on 3 August 2010

The misconduct case against Springbok rugby coach Peter de Villiers will be heard in Cape Town on Friday.

De Villiers has been charged with breaching SANZAR's code of conduct after comments made on an Australian television rugby show last month, in the wake of his team's losses in their opening two Tri-Nations series matches in New Zealand.

De Villiers criticised Tri-Nations referees and implied a conspiracy to help boost interest in next year's World Cup in New Zealand.