Town - The Springboks have no issues with the performance of Kiwi referee Glen Jackson following their 25-10 loss
to England at Newlands on Saturday.
The Boks struggled in wet, windy
and cold conditions to end the series in disappointing fashion, but they do
emerge as 2-1 winners over the three Tests.
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While the conditions made life
difficult for everyone on Saturday, the English looked far more at home and
dominated the kicking exchanges while they were better at looking after the
ball for longer periods.
Arguably the biggest difference
between the sides on the day, however, was in their discipline.
Both sides scored just one try
each but it was Owen Farrell's six penalty goals that ultimately won his side
the game while Elton Jantjies kicked just one for the Boks.
In total, South Africa conceded 14 penalties to just six from England, with many of those
coming on the ground where the visitors emerged as dominant in the breakdown
Speaking after the match, Bok
coach Rassie Erasmus revealed that
he had spoken at length to his charges about Jackson's no-nonsense approach at
the breakdown, but that they had not implemented on the day.
"We chatted before about
Glen and he is definitely trigger happy at the breakdowns, without a
doubt," Erasmus explained.
"But we knew that before the
game. He gives the most penalties, by far, at the breakdown. We prepared for
"He wants a nice, clean
breakdown so it’s not like that was a surprise for us.
"It was just a matter of us
adapting to that. I don’t think they were unfair penalties."
Skipper Siya Kolisi agreed.
"I'm not going to make
excuses," he said.
"We were late a couple of
times and the referee makes his decisions. I think he did a brilliant job
today. We knew what was coming our way and he didn’t adjust."