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 supersport.com 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
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