Rugby Championship

SARU 'trusts' IRB's structures

2013-09-18 10:27
Jérôme Garcès (Getty Images)
Cape Town - SA Rugby Union (SARU) CEO Jurie Roux says they trust the IRB's structures and won't be objecting to French referee Jérôme Garcès handling the Springboks' upcoming Test against the Wallabies at Newlands.

Garcès was assistant referee last Saturday when the Springboks lost in controversial fashion to the All Blacks in Auckland.

Garcès combined with referee and compatriot Romain Poite, who baffled the Boks with a series of dumbfounding decisions, of which saw Bok hooker Bismarck du Plessis being sent off.

Poite showed Du Plessis a yellow card in the 16th minute of the Test for a perfectly legal tackle on All Black flyhalf Dan Carter.

He then showed Du Plessis a second yellow - and a subsequent red card - for leading with an elbow which connected with All Black flank Liam Messam's throat.

Garcès will now take charge when the Boks tackle the Aussies in Cape Town on September 28, and SARU is confident that the right man was chosen.

Roux told Die Burger's website that his organisation operates "within the International Rugby Board's structures" and that they "fully trust it".

Garcès has not been involved in any big controversies in his career, with his biggest Test coming in last year's Six Nations in a match between England and Italy. He also handled a few of the British and Irish Lions' tour games in Australia this year.

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