John Smit says the Springboks had been “correctly crushed” by the All Blacks in Auckland, however raised a priority over how typically the guests ended up on the unsuitable facet of the referee’s whistle.

RATE THE REF: Mathieu Raynal

The Boks conceded 17 factors within the first quarter-hour of the Rugby Championship Check between the outdated rivals at Mount Sensible Stadium and though the guests edged the scoreboard within the second half (17-15), they’d left an excessive amount of to do and misplaced 35-20.

Reacting to the outcome, former Bok captain Smit mentioned on Twitter that the South Africans confirmed good combat, however added that he was involved over how typically the guests had been penalised or didn’t get the reward of Raynal’s whistle.


Not solely did the Boks have a Cheslin Kolbe strive controversially disallowed within the first half, additionally they struggled to adapt to Raynal’s breakdown interpretation.

“Correctly crushed in the present day, however fairly pleased with the combat again,” tweeted Smit. “I do know refs don’t dig us, however we bought no 50-50’s in the present day which is worrying.

“The phantom play not rolling away when Kwagga [Smith] stole the ball, the scrum pens. Boks are gonna should be in good kind each weekend to beat this.”

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