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In the 62nd minute, referee Nigel Owens was told that New Zealand’s No. 16 Dane Coles was not on the team sheet and should not have been on the field as Andrew Hore's replacement.
The replacement hooker listed was Keven Mealamu, but upon a brief inquest with the All Blacks official, it was admitted this was a typing error. Chins were being scratched about what to do, and one of the best games we've seen for a while was in danger of descending into farce.
Enter the Springboks' captain Jean de Villiers, who could well have used a clerical error to swing things his side’s way and reduce New Zealand to 14 men.
Rather than that, he trotted over to the committee meeting by the touchline and suggested they make no fuss, crack on with the rugby the punters had come to see and carry on duking it out.
Top work from a top bloke.