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25 March 2017 09:38 (South Africa)

Judgement reserved in Pieter de Villiers hearing

The Southern Hemisphere rugby board Sanzar has reserved judgement in the case against Boks rugby coach Pieter de Villiers. SA Rugby Union (Saru) managing director Andy Marinos said that no decision had been reached after more than three hours of deliberation. De Villiers is in the naughty corner for suggesting that the All Blacks were getting preferential treatment from match officials in the Tri Nations, so they could attract more visitors to next year's Rugby World Cup, which will be hosted by New Zealand. Saru boss Oregan Hoskins has rallied behind De Villers, saying that the charges are a declaration of war. We can expect a decision some time early next week.

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