I don't think anyone is suggesting DeVilliers is dirty; I'm a fan actually, as it's hard not to respect him. I thought at first that it was a bad attempt to help ground the ball but it was so poorly done, even that doesn't make much sense.
Interesting that the ABs are in their alternate strip again. Seems like this happens often with the french. 2007 RWC of course, but I also recall the French chose to allow NZ wear their traditional black in the 2011 final when they had the right to force them to wear an alternate. I guess I just don't see that the black and blue tones are that close, but maybe it really is tough to discern on the field.