Muir: Why I back Britz

Dick Muir has offered a simple explanation for why he’s favoured Warren Britz over Springbok Solly Tyibilika for Saturday’s Super 14 opener against the Chiefs.

“Warren’s experience was my motivation. He will also fit in better in the planned playing pattern against the Chiefs,” Muir told Beeld.

The Sharks coach dismissed suggestions that he is not acting in the best interests of Springbok rugby.

“I’m not worried that the national selectors will be cross and I’ve discussed this scenario with Jake.

“When I choose my team, I’m colour blind. I do what’s best for the Sharks.”