Rugby Union Today: Peter de Villiers hits out at SA Rugby

Date published: September 12 2019

Another busy day in the rugby union game as former Springbok head coach Peter de Villiers criticised South African Rugby for the handling of Eben Etzebeth’s alleged incident.

What’s on the site

In an exclusive interview, ex-Springboks head coach Peter de Villiers says that he will not support South Africa in the upcoming World Cup following the Eben Etzebeth incident, which saw the lock accused of hurling a racial slur and assaulting a homeless man.

Meanwhile, we preview Pool B in the Rugby World Cup, a group that contains two of the favourites in New Zealand and South Africa.

What’s in the news

Bernard Foley is set for a stint in Japan following the World Cup after signing a deal with Top League side Kubota Spears.

Continuing in the southern hemisphere, Sikhumbuzo Notshe has become the Sharks’ latest addition to their squad ahead of the 2020 Super Rugby season after joining from the Stormers.

Finally, Bristol number eight Jordan Crane, who has won three caps for England, has announced that he will retire at the end of the 2019/20 campaign.

What’s on social media

On #NationalVideoGamesDay, here’s Jonny Wilkinson with typical deadeye accuracy.

What’s on TV

Following the conclusion of the Rugby World Cup warm-ups, the main action on Sky Sports comes from New Zealand and the Mitre 10 Cup.

On BT Sport, there is the Premiership Rugby 7s, which takes place over two days at Franklin’s Gardens, but the league season in England does not begin until October, due to that tournament in Japan.