Rugby Championship

Wallabies coach not happy with ref after Bok loss

2018-09-30 09:50
Michael Cheika (AP)

Cape Town - Under-fire Wallabies coach Michael Cheika was not happy with referee Jerome Garces following his side's loss to the Springboks on Saturday.

Cheika watched on as his side fell to a 23-12 defeat to the Boks in Port Elizabeth, but he was clearly annoyed with some of the calls that Garces made throughout the contest. 

READ: Rob Houwing's Springbok player ratings

Never one to hold back, Cheika used his post-match press conference to highlight two instances where he felt his side had been let down by the referee. 

He said the Boks had gotten away with incorrect numbers at the lineout, while he also believed that Bok scrumhalf Faf de Klerk should have been yellow-carded for a deliberate slap-down in the second half. 

"In the games we play, when there is a slap-down, our guy keeps going to the sin bin," Cheika said.

"They're playing a hard line speed, arms are up in front of the ball and nobody is going anywhere. We need to get some clarity around that because we're trying to play attacking footy and maybe we shouldn't. Maybe we should play more kicking."

On the lineouts, Cheika was equally upset.

"They steal one from us when they've got six and we've got five, and it's play on," he said, before also suggesting that the Boks had been offsides on more than one occasion at the lineout.

NEXT ON SPORT24X

What To Read Next

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights

Fixtures
Saturday, 24 November 2018
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 17:00
Wales v South Africa, Principality Stadium 19:20
Saturday, 21 September 2019
New Zealand v South Africa, Yokohama International Stadium 11:45
Saturday, 28 September 2019
South Africa v Namibia, City of Toyota Stadium 11:45
Logs
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team
Vote

Your thoughts on the booing and singing during the All Blacks' haka prior to Tests?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter

Featured

The 2018/19 Absa Premiership season is in full swing. Will Mamelodi Sundowns retain their title? Or can one of Kaizer Chiefs, Orlando Pirates, Wits, SuperSport United - or another team perhaps - snatch glory from the Brazilians? Be sure to visit Sport24 for all the latest news!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.