In a recent poll on the Springbokfans FB page, more than 73% of fans believed that French official, Jerome Garces, will favour the All Blacks.
This came after a shocking statistic revealed that the Springboks have only won 31% of their games under Garces.
According to a report by Sport24, Saturday’s match will be Garces’ 53rd Test – and the 14th he’s been in charge of the Springboks.
In the 13 Tests to date, the Springboks have only won four. That’s a 31% win record for the Springboks when Garces takes the whistle.
Think that’s bad?
Try the Springboks’ current zero wins from five Tests against the All Blacks with Garces in charge.
Think THAT’S bad?
Garces was the referee when the Springboks famously lost to Japan at the 2015 World Cup in Brighton!
Of equal distress to Springbok fans will be the news that another of the national team’s ‘favourite’ officials, Romain Poite, will be one of the assistant referees in Yokohama.
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