Rugby Championship

French ref a concern for Boks

2013-09-10 15:00
Romain Poite (Getty Images)

Cape Town - Richie McCaw may be out of Saturday’s Rugby Championship Test between the Springboks and All Blacks, but there is a concern about another breakdown influencer during the game.

According to the website, Frenchman Romain Poite - who refereed the Boks’ win over Scotland in Nelspruit in June, has been appointed to handle the match.

The IRB decided on Poite as he was the next available referee and is highly regarded by the reffing selectors as he was also given one of the Test matches between the British and Irish Lions and Australia this year.

If they can replicate these statistics this weekend they may not have to worry about Poite, although the wish would be that like any referee, he be consistent, allow a contest and allow teams to get quick ball to play with.

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