Rugby Championship

Meyer hopes ABs are punished

2013-10-02 09:07
Heyneke Meyer (AP)
Cape Town - Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer says he hopes the All Blacks are punished appropriately if they employ negative tactics at Ellis Park on Saturday.

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In order to win the Rugby Championship, South Africa must beat New Zealand with a four-try bonus point and at the same time prevent the Kiwis from getting any bonus points themselves.

The Boks will therefore be out to score tries and will be hoping Welsh referee Nigel Owens is up to the task of punishing perpetrators where necessary.

Australia coach Ewen McKenzie recently accused the All Blacks of deliberately conceding penalties when the opposition are on the verge of scoring.

And it's here where Meyer is hoping Owens punishes the All Blacks.

"The officials (picked for the match) are very good. We really want to score tries, therefore I hope there are yellow cards," Meyer told the Beeld website when queried on possible negative tactics from the New Zealanders.

"We want quick possession, but then we also need to take our chances. But there simply has to be good officials in order to do that."

Meyer also said he hoped Owens gives them a fair shot at accurately employing their driving maul from lineouts. The All Blacks are notorious for pushing players in the lineouts in an attempt to halt a possible driving maul.

Kick-off at Ellis Park is at 17:00 on Saturday.


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