Pretorius: Telly ref won’t be sued

Bulls CEO Stephan Pretorius has told keo.co.za that court proceedings will not be instituted against bumbling TV ref Linston Manuels, but Saru has been issued with an official complaint.

A composed Pretorius admitted his frustration at the incompetence of Manuels, but stated that there would be no hysterical reaction to Manuels’ blatant error.

“We have lodged an official complaint with Saru, but that will be the only action we take,” Pretorius said. “Retrospectively there’s not much else we can really do.

“We believe disciplinary action should be taken against Manuels, but through the correct structures and not through the courts.

“The last thing South African rugby needs is another court case.”