2 Sep 2010

Boks coach talks his way into more trouble

6:37 am on 2 September 2010

Peter de Villiers' mouth has got him into more trouble with his bosses.

The Springboks coach faces another disciplinary hearing before the South African Rugby Union after expressing his "100 per cent" support for the Bulls rugby prop Bees Roux, who's accused of beating a policeman to death.

de Villiers is reported to have said the "team supports (Roux) 100 per cent, not on the deed, but rather on the circumstances that led to the situation developing".

SARU president Oregan Hoskins hasn't made any official comment about the matter so as not to distract the Springboks from this weekend's Tri-Nations test against the Wallabies.

But an unnamed SARU official has said de Villiers could face a charge of bringing the game into disrepute, which might threaten his job.

Last month de Villiers escaped penalty at a SANZAR disciplinary hearing after appearing to suggest New Zealand had received preferential treatment from referees.