Watson: I support transformation
20 Jul 2006
Bok reject Luke Watson does not want to be perceived as a “victim” of transformation.
On Monday, Bok coach Jake White said he could not include the Vodacom Western Province captain in the team ahead of Saturday’s clash against the All Blacks, because “we need to be honest about the sensitivities of the make-up of the team.”
“We have got a guy like Solly [Tyibilika] and we need to show that transformation is happening in our country,” White said.
Watson said he had not been distracted by the massive controversy and was concentrating on Western Province’s match against the Valke in Brakpan tomorrow.
“I don’t want to be seen as a victim of transformation,” he told the Cape Times on Thursday. “I’m a child and supporter of transformation.”
He did, however, praise SA U21 coach Peter de Villiers for his contribution to transformation. Should White quit or be fired, De Villiers would be one of the frontrunners for the job.