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Brett McKay is one of The Roar's good news stories and has been a rugby and cricket expert for the site since July 2009. Brett is an international and Super Rugby commentator for ABC Grandstand radio, is the voice of ACT club rugby, has commentated on Under-20s Championships, Women's Uni Sevens and National Rugby Championship coverage, and has written for magazines and websites in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the UK. He tweets from @BMcSport.

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See below BF, it’s a mix of both..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Great read, mate. Really interesting to read the outsider’s view, and with differenent linkages to different outsiders…

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To be clear Pilferer, those are the refs across the three games in each series. So Paul Williams has the third game..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

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Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

From pundits and commentators, I was meaning Peter, that perhaps wasn’t quite clear enough..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

The fact that you insist on seeing this as a whinge suggests there’s not much point me continuing beyond this reply… 😔

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

I know Jacko, I’ve been saying this from the outset.

What you see as arguing semantics is actually me trying to deal with you and your octopus arguments!

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

No better example than the last 90 seconds or so..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Again, I think we need to hear more from refs publically like this. It’s how the game can better educate itself..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

No, he just upholds the Laws. That’s what referees do..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Looked it up again:

AUS-ENG get James Doleman, Andrew Brace, and Paul Williams.

NZL-IRE gets Karl Dickson, Jaco Peyper, and Wayne Barnes.

LINK: https://www.world.rugby/the-game/high-performance/officiating/708488

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

The second infringement after conceding pen advantage is a blight on the game, TC. A much a free-hit for the infringing team as it is the team with the advantage..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

What complete and utter tosh, Geoff…

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Exactly why I can’t really argue with the 12, Muz.

It’s the scenario as when the Rebels were pinged 20-1 in a game in Jo’burg years ago. Couldn’t really argue the 20, but the 1 was pure crazy talk…

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Yes, but he’s only a bit player. There’s 30 other people on the field that can have a bigger impact on ruck speed than him..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Not nearly as saintly as they were making out, Ken.

That said, Dalton Papali’i’s ref management was first class…

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

No, I can’t agree with that.

Refs are there to uphold the Laws. Coaches and players, etc don’t get to dictate that..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Yeah, and that’s the human element, isn’t it Nicko.

You can line ten refs up behind a ruck and quite easily get ten different observations and reactions..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

I’m not really seeing that as a problem, Terry. Rather just the next evolution..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

What comes first Jacko, the referee blowing the whistle, or the players infringing?

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

I have seen the appointments Pilferer, but keep forgetting them. From memory though, both the AUS-ENG and NZL-IRE series are a mix of NH/SH refs, and I think even different refs in all three games..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

I completely agree with this Scrum, and it’s both why I’ve always hated ref-blaming, and why I trod very carefully with my wording in this column today!

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

I don’t watch a lot of NH rugby Mzil, but taking in the odd Premiership/Euro/URC game this season has been an eye-opener at times.

The speed of play in some Prem games now especially would have been scoffed at as gimmicky SH crap only a few years ago…

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

it’ll be worth watching the AUS teams from here, OZ, to see if there is a change of approach for exactly that reason..

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

Yeah, it certainly explored the Wrap-like extremes of length. Though not nearly enough GIFs to enter Bishop-dom… 😛

Messy Super Rugby breakdowns could really hurt the Wallabies and All Blacks in July

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