Lockdown: Rugby bosses play it safe as Etzebeth saga hots up

04 October 2019 - 05:58 By Liam del Carme and AFP
Springboks lock Eben Etzebeth has said the allegations against him are 'completely untrue and unfounded'.
Springboks lock Eben Etzebeth has said the allegations against him are 'completely untrue and unfounded'.
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SA Rugby insists it can’t “just suspend” Springbok lock Eben Etzebeth despite its decision to institute an internal probe into allegations of assault and racial abuse.

Meanwhile, in Japan, as the Boks’ prepare for their crunch Rugby World Cup clash with Italy, captain Siya Kolisi seemed unprepared when quizzed about Etzebeth.


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