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Bok Supporter Believer in Domestic rugby and localization. Mission to see the complete dismantling of the depleted SANZAAR alliance .

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What will they throw at Gatland for his attack on a match officials integrity. A page?

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

Obviously the more you are capped, the more you are recognised as a top referee. The bad ones are removed and not rewarded many test matches.

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

The elite panel. Not one Aussie ref is on it. There is Barnes, Peyper and Poite.

Aussie refs hardly even make it to officiate in RWCs btw… It’s their own fault for producing such poor referees to spoil games. I’d prefer it if they are restricted to spoiling SRA/U.

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

It’s on the World Rugby website. You can view it there.

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

It you cut an artery one can still bleed out. Potato tomato.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

Correct. I asked the question. What’s the difference between what Gatland did and what Rassie did?
WR have a huge problem on their hands right now and will end up looking biased if they sanction one and not the other.

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

It’s true. The non stop incessant complaints about getting rid of the scrums, the lineouts and the mauls a sickness from down under. Well guess what we love the set pieces and it’s what separates rugby from the abomination called league.

If watching a game where the laws are actually applied bothers you then watch league or netball.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

“Rugby Australia has noted with dismay and concern the recent public commentary by South African Director of Rugby Rassie Erasmus, regarding Australian referee Nic Berry and other match officials. “

I love it. We are seeing the very concept of so called neutral referees fall apart before our eyes. RA is butt hurt because Berry is the best they have and not even ranked as a top 10 referee in the world.

We now have a hot war on referees ensuring. Did RA forget about their recent attack on O’Keeffe…

I can wait for someone to attack Rasta!

Erasmus's extraordinary 62 minute video rant at Aussie ref Nic Berry stuns World Rugby

No I would be congratulating the referee! I don’t mind watching ugly non-flowing rugby. Only kiwis and Aussie moan about flowing rugby.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

I put it to you that nearly every comment and article posted here is an assertion! .. or opinion if you prefer.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

If someone attacks you with a small hunting knife or a samurai sword what’s the difference, more blood. A subtle 6 minute attack on a referee or a 60 minute brutal attack on a referee intended to question his integrity is the same thing.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

It’s actually a complement to AWJ. He may not be the best player in his position but when it comes to seducing referees with his body language, and loving eye contact, and with his soft voice he is one of the best out there. A proper captain.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

What evidence is there showing that referees are not poor? Why interpret when the law is written in black and white, are they lazy to apply the laws according to the letter. Can you proof it not to be the case.

What evidence is there that WR hold referees to account for their actions? O’Keeffe was held to accountable for his error why not one peep out of WR to sanction Berry for not taking action for that spear tackle? Proof to me how many times match officials were held accountable for their errors.

What about Ox suffering a neck injury. What actions has WR taken against the perpetrator for the illegal and dangerous scrumming, and the official who saw nothing wrong still taking part in the next match.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

He is obviously putting the spotlight on the match officials, it does not take a genius to figure this out. Now what’s your game plan impersonating Sir Clive?

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

So what you are saying Neil, is that AWJ seduced Berry with his body language!

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

Why doesn’t he officiate strictly according to the laws of the game then? Surely that will force players to change their behaviour?

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

World Rugby’s directive was to issue a red card. Do you remember that?

Maybe you should question the referee and ask why he pulled out a yellow.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

You are correct, 2007. I’m mixing up my years. If there were fans then I doubt that some dubious decision, like the spear tackle would ha very been ignored. It would have been a game changing yellow card at a minimum for sure.

The big screen and missing fans is a huge influence.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

Are we back to that worm of cans then. It was opened back in 1999. The game was in early professional infancy. There was a savage attack from NZ, players, coaches, administrators and even politicians on a match official. It was unprecedented and brutal.

It motivated Barnes to become the best referee in the world, which he 100% is. It was also the excuse for Henry, and NZR to start all this nonsense of getting access to “interrogate” and “intimidate” and “influence” match officials in the lead up to test matches. If that did not work then plan B was to attack referees publicly, and they still do it today.

Rassie is just continuing the practice. I see no difference to his actions this week and Gatland’s actions two weeks ago.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

Read carefully. I said “ I only have two issues with the decisions taken”

That is the spear tackle and the illegal scrumming.

The fact that referees are poor and biased is part of the game. But dirty and dangerous play is unacceptable.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

As a fan I am entitled to critique a referee and it’s a coaches job to ask the referee to clarify his intentions, or interpretations if you like.
My solution is zero contact between officials and coaching staff. The law book is printed in black and white. I have said this on this forum in the past.
What’s your solution? Only allow the good guys, the Oil Blacks, and kiwi coaches access to sway match officials.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

Illegal scumming is a fact! If as you claimed watched the match with the Supersport commentator they immediately pointed out Curry’s ‘illegal and dangerous’ scrumming.

But the biased view does not consider the facts.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

I’m returning serve by pointing our your biased views.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

That scrum penalty was against the Boks,

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

I’ll have more respect for a ref if he puts up his hand and says “I stuffed up” and then says something like “I will work on my game to improve”.

This Berry did not even want to take a call from the Bok coaching staff, did he take Gatland’s call?

We hear about World Rugby going to give lessons to players on how to tackle safely, what have they said about remedial action for poor referees.

Rassie forgets rugby Law 0.0 'all things in rugby are okay as long as the ref misses it!'

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