31 Jul 2010

De Villiers to face further action after comments

8:32 am on 31 July 2010

The Springbok coach Peter de Villiers will face further action following his comments last week suggesting the All Black's victories over his side in the year's first two Tri-Nations tests were the result of a conspiracy.

The competition's governing body SANZAR has issued a notice of alleged misconduct against de Villiers.

SANZAR Chief Executive Steve Tew says having considered the response from the South African Union they've determined that de Villiers' comments may constitute a breach of the SANZAR Code of Conduct and warrant further consideration by a SANZAR Judicial Officer.

A SANZAR-appointed Judicial Officer will conduct a hearing in the next week with details to be advised.

In his comments to an Australian television network last week, De Villiers insinuated the All Blacks were given a leg-up in the Tri-Nations to help swell excitement for next year's World Cup.