South Africa captain John Smit is still fuming about the manner in which he was injured in last weekend's opening Tri-Nations match against New Zealand.
Smit was upended by New Zealand lock Brad Thorn in the sixth minute of last Saturday's clash in Wellington which resulted in a injured groin that forced the hooker out of the match five minutes before the break.
Thorn was suspended for one match for an "act contrary to good sportsmanship" - a punishment the Springboks felt was too lenient - and will miss the return match against the Springboks this weekend in Dunedin.
Smit will also miss Saturday Test as well as the following Tri-Nations encounter against Australia in Perth after he flew home from Wellington on Wednesday.
"Just imagine Bakkies Botha doing something similar to Richie McCaw. World rugby would have come to a standstill," Smit told Supersport.
"Yes, I'm angry. I'm really not happy about having to sit in South Africa and watch the Springboks beat the All Blacks in Dunedin."
Accusations of illegal play have come out of both camps since New Zealand's 19-8 win with Springboks coach Peter de Villiers accusing the All Blacks of cheating in the scrums, while his opposite, Graham Henry, felt New Zealand fly-half Dan Carter came in for some unwarranted off-the-ball treatment.
"One almost gets the idea that anyone who is not from New Zealand does not have same rights as someone who plays for the All Blacks," Smit said.
"I was suspended for six weeks after a Test match in France for running into someone with my elbow held in front of me. It was not nearly as nasty as what happened to me last Saturday.
"A few seasons ago, Graham Henry asked everyone not to tackle Richie McCaw. Now Richie is injured and Henry is asking everyone not to tackle Dan Carter."
Schalk Brits has arrived in Wellington as Smit's replacement, but Bismarck du Plessis looks set to be named as the starting hooker when De Villiers names his team on Thursday.