John O’Neill is shortly to leave the ARU and as a parting shot, he had a dig at referees.
Paul Gallen and Ricky Stuart have cast the game of rugby league into disrepute. What petulance from grown men!
Last weekend’s Crusaders versus Reds game was a replay of last year’s grand final of the Super Rugby. Yet, much-maligned Bryce Lawrence was handed the referee duties for the occasion.
Last night I watched the Crusaders play the Hurricanes and Rebels play the Waratahs. In both games the refs correctly applied the current advantage law, resulting in advantages to the offending teams.
The IRB International Referee Panel has been published. And if we ignore Steve Walsh, there is not one Australian referee on it.
Again we have seen the highs and lows of Quade Cooper. In general play, he had a solid game last night. He kicked well, both for goal and around the field. He led his backline around the field with aplomb.