Cape Town - Former All
Blacks captain and hooker Sean Fitzpatrick has questioned the decision to remove Bismarck
du Plessis from the field so early in the All Blacks' 38-27 victory at Ellis Park last Saturday.
Fitzpatrick added that despite the disappointment of Du Plessis' early exit, the match proved that there were exciting times ahead for rugby’s greatest
ago England beat the All Blacks by matching them physically and having a go at
them and I said before the match if South Africa are going to beat the All
Blacks they have to do the same thing, and for 70-odd minutes the Springboks
took the All Blacks on,” said Fitzpatrick.
Former All Blacks captain Fitzpatrick led the All Blacks in their 1995 Rugby World Cup final loss against the Springboks at Ellis Park.