FILE - In this May 18, 2013, file photo, New Zealands Highlanders Joe Wheeler, front, is tackled by South Africas Bulls JJ Engelbrecht, bottom, and teammate Arno Botha, second from the bac, during their Super Rugby match at Loftus Versfeld Stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. Wheeler, a New Zealand television rugby commentator who adopted a mock Asian accent during a post-game interview on Friday, April 2, 2021 is likely to keep his job despite an outpouring of public criticism. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, File)
NZ rugby pundit apologises for calling Japanese player ‘leally impressive’
  • Former Super Rugby player Joe Wheeler says he ‘stuffed up’ and has spoken with player personally after post-match interview criticism
  • ‘It’s OK Joe’, says Himeno as Sky Sport reiterate ‘this is not the standard expected of the broadcast team’ without apparent sanctions
3 Apr 2021 - 2:00PM