10 Apr 2012

No apology for Crusaders after being cleared of eye-gouging

6:56 pm on 10 April 2012

The Bulls say they won't be apologising to the Crusaders despite eye gouging claims against the Christchurch based side being dismissed by Super Rugby ruling body Sanzar.

During the 32-30 win over the Crusaders, Bulls hooker Chiliboy Ralepelle and lock Flip van der Merwe had claimed they were fouled.

The Bulls spokesman Ian Schwartz says the Bulls won't be apologising despite comments by Crusaders coach Todd Blackadder after the game that he expected an apology if the allegations were not proven.

Schwartz says for them to apologise just because no video evidence was available, would mean they have lied and said they had a right to raise the matter with the referee.