13 Oct 2008

SA Rugby to discuss alleged Luke watson comments

8:57 am on 13 October 2008

The South African Rugby Union will meet tonight to discuss statements attributed to Springbok flanker Luke Watson regarding South African rugby, his team mates and the national jersey.

Watson was quoted in an article on website rugby365.com as saying that the problem with South Africa Rugby is that it is controlled by Dutchmen and the "bigger picture" kept him from vomiting on the Springbok jersey and that "the men who sit next to him in the change room despise me for who he is".

Watson's father Cheeky was an outspoken anti-racism activist during the apartheid era who declined the opportunity to participate in Springbok trials as a promising player because of his convictions and has made no secret of his displeasure with the game's current administration.