New Zealand coach Graham Henry has become increasingly frustrated during his side's 35-17 Tri-Nations victory over South Africa in Wellington on Saturday because players had taken injury breaks and interrupted the flow of the game.
Henry did not specifically say that he believed the South African players were deliberately feigning injury to slow his side's momentum but instead referred to statistics from the Super 14 provincial competition.
South African sides during the Super 14 were criticised by New Zealand media for slowing the game down by having players, particularly front-rowers, call medical staff on to check on injuries only to recover immediately.
"The thing that frustrates me is the number of times people went down with injury," Henry said. "I think it is being slowed down. It 's been happening in the Super 14."
Springboks coach Jake White said his side did not deliberately slow the game down and added that loose forward Juan Smith, with a shoulder injury, and winger Bryan Habana, with a possible broken finger, had to be taken to hospital for further checks.
"We have got a couple of injuries in the changing rooms. They all look as if they're serious," White said.