RICHARD FERGUSON updates Keo.co.za followers of the latest Super Rugby news from New Zealand.
Savea out on bail
Julian Savea appeared before a court in New Zealand this morning in a case of assault against him, brought on by his partner. Savea was granted bail and will appear in court again at a later date.
Savea was quoted as saying that he admits he and his partner got involved in an argument and that he did things that he knows he shouldn’t have, and that he apologises for that.
It is unsure whether Savea would continue playing for the Hurricanes while awaiting his next court appearance, which is in a month’s time – 15 May.
Saili due in court
While Savea has had his day in court, Francis Saili is set to get his chance for driving while being disqualified to do so.
In Saili’s case, he has been dropped from the starting fifteen to play the Reds this weekend. Blues coach John Kirwan said that Saili will appear in court tomorrow, and has apologised to the team.
Rennie turns red
Chiefs coach Dave Rennie has blasted his team for their lack of conviction in the loss to the Waratahs on the weekend. The Waratahs beat the Chiefs in an entertaining match, which saw the Chiefs come back in the second half, thinking that they had done enough to win the match.
Rennie admitted that the Waratahs outplayed the Chiefs and they fully deserved the win, but that the Waratahs’ real test will be during their tour of South Africa, which kicks off this weekend.
The Waratahs face the Bulls and the Kings on their tour, and while the Bulls match will be tough, they are not underestimating the Kings. The Kings are unbeaten against Australian opposition this season, and will keep it that way should they manage a win over Michael Cheika’s side.