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For ages, I’ve said (at top tier) we need actual official scrutiny of the decisions, release the scores of the refs, establish a minimal/maximal error rate, be clear about all the ratings, and publish season end stats so just like with teams or players, the ref rankings are well known. Pay them all better. Have a scrum and offside ref. TMO can be anywhere; why present? NBA has many refs; and as much subjectivity as rugby. But far fewer poorly reffed games. If we pro, be pro. If we an old boys amateur game, yes, let’s all be good old boys. I think we need to go pro.

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

Yes, agree. But Gats smoothly and without a video put Jonker on SUPREME pressure.

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

Not sure about that. Just don’t know.

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

It’s a great thing that Rugby Australia has voiced dismay about how horrid it is for test coaches to knock a ref’s decisions. Next week, they’ll release a report: The Cheika Years; Respect Above All

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

Well, that’s a fair point. I found Gatland’s attack on Jonker’s integrity was more despicable, because it was wholly without basis, evidence, and substance. It also worked, it seems. Every 50-50 or even 25-75 (overturning a try without compelling evidence) seemed to go Gats’ way. Rassie’s gambit is funded with an apologist’s pedagogy. He has set forth his reasons for finding Berry and the assistants failed the game in Test 1. Now, the main issue appears to be his brazen, out-of-line, not being a good lad, approach. And there I think people are probably right. We don’t want this. Not every week. Maybe not ever, unless the errors are (a) more egregious; and (b) turned the match outside the loser’s reach. For me, since Pollard missed 5 points off the tee, and the Boks messed up by contesting the LO before the only Lions try (maul), and Kwagga was selected, and fitness lagged … my sole focus would’ve been how to play better and win. Not moan. Not my style. But I do think Gatland got a pass.

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

I’d endlessly repeat with her

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

Mallett

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

AWJ is a smooth operator.

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

I hadn’t seen that angle (race). I don’t like that. No evidence at all of racism

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

#abittoofar

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

Greater body of work!

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

It has definitely rubbed most people the wrong way!

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

Fascinating to see WR’s reaction.

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

Rassie took ALL the pressure off his players. He’s the villain. PSDT et al can now be heroes. 2 days!!!

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

Sorry that Jaco-Johan went mad in the meantime

Has Rassie's 'Kool-Aid' gone stale?

I think Ben O’Keefe will listen to Siya Kolisi this week. That’s probably the only goal Rassie had. First, make the most famous rugby coach video in history. Second, pressurize the next ref to think twice before shooing Kolisi away. Third, try to get the 50-50 calls. But it may have backfired. We’ll see. Either way, it’s WILD.

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

It’s definitely WILD + CRAZY

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

Maybe he’s bored!

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

Fair enough. The points will get lost, because Rassie is being too crazy!!!

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

I think Cheika > Rassie still.

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

I’d like this level of detail from someone (impartial). Everyone seems to cherry pick.

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

Seems like he WANTS to be banned.

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

Fair point.

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

But only three Tweets?

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

No way. Berry isn’t biased. He may have been finessed by AWJ. Who hasn’t? Rassie is attempting — clumsily — to take one for the team. I expect it’ll work if motivation (us against the world) is the goal, but at the price of his previously stellar reputation.

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

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