South Africa hooker Bongi Mbonambi is alleged to have carried out completely in coaching regardless of an ongoing investigation relating to an alleged racial slur made throughout the Rugby World Cup semi-final.
Mbonambi was accused throughout the sport of utilizing racialised language in opposition to England flanker Tom Curry, who introduced his issues to referee Ben O’Keeffe.
The feedback had been picked up by O’Keeffe’s ref mic and now World Rugby are probing what precisely went on. The drama has been the discuss of Rugby World Cup ultimate week and the Boks confronted questions on the difficulty at a press convention at present.
“It’s being dealt with by World Rugby and South Africa Rugby at the moment. From our side I really can’t comment on something like that,” stated Springboks assistant coach Daan Human.
Human did reveal that the hooker is dealing fairly nicely with issues regardless of being on the centre of the storm.
“He had an ideal coaching this afternoon, nicely not excellent however we try to have an ideal coaching. I can’t actually touch upon that.
“Bongi has been a part of this group for the final six years. He is a vital piece of our puzzle, he’s undoubtedly essential to us like all the opposite gamers.”
“He is definitely one of our leaders in the group as well, a great guy. A great family man and I know his kids always look after my kids when they come to the hotel. He is a very humble guy, down to earth and a very hard worker like all the other players, which they should be if they want to play for the Springboks.”
Human downplayed the concept that the Sharks ahead was shocked by the accusation which were levelled in opposition to him.
“I haven’t discussed that [with him]. But to be straightforward and honest with you, he is a calm guy. He is well spoken and I don’t want to actually go into it because we have a World Cup final in six days’ time. Like I said I am more concentrated on the forwards.”
Human additionally insists that the workforce are nicely stocked at No.2, regardless of Mbonambi being the one specialist hooker left within the squad following the withdrawal of Malcolm Marx due to damage again in September.
“I can tell you one thing, we have three hookers [including Deon Fourie and Marco van Staden] in the group. Three guys who are capable of playing hooker so we are very comfortable having three hookers. If you want to go into a final, you must have two hookers.”
Springboks lock Jean Kleyn described his teammate as a ‘great guy’, though he refused to remark straight on the accusations made in opposition to him.
“Bongi is a great guy, I have known him since we played together at the Stormers. He is a good individual. I’m not going to comment on it, I’m not going to justify it.”
“Passionate guy, a family man. He has captained the Springboks a few times now. He is an upstanding guy, I don’t think there’s a fella in the squad who doesn’t like him.”