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Nick Mallett slams referee Romain Poite after All Blacks vs Springboks Test

@Gabriel - not sure what was meant by Kobus re : dishing out punishment after a game, but if it is what I think, i.e. keeping all players on for the 80 mins, I can see a situation where players may commit intentional / professional fouls for a particularly big game in the knowledge that the next game may not be so crucial ? Or certainly during End of Season games / Finals ?

10 Months, 1 Week ago

Bismarck Du Plessis controversially yellow carded for huge hit on Dan Carter

OPEN LETTER TO THE IRB

Re: RB STATEMENT REGARDING FIRST YELLOW CARD SHOWN TO BISMARCK DU PLESSIS

By SANZAR News Service & IRB

Your recent 'excuse' on the above appears to give the impression that you are saying that since players and coaches make mistakes it is excusable !?

Do PLAYERS and COACHES have two additional 'assistants' on the field PLUS a Television Match Official who can review the incident in question in Slow Motion / Frame by Frame from 8 different Angles and view it on a Big Screen ?

Can Players and coaches stop the game to review all of the above over & over again until an accurate and correct decision is made ? Do the errors of players and coaches affect the viewing pleasure of millions of people or the outcome in such a drastic way that the Officials error did, and the history of such a result, the World Rankings and more, not to mention the massive monetary impact ... No !

So why did you even bother to mention it ? The fact that you employed the services of a French Ref ( & touch judge, sorry excuse me, Assistant Referee ) for a Southern Hemisphere Clash is not a mistake, it is pure ignorance !

Why do we have to walk on egg shells when it comes to speaking out about Referees and treat them like demi gods !!!

You make a mistake like that and you are OUT period - fired - sacked - you are incompetent to do the job and thats it - that is the real world.

Incidentally, why did the Officials 'mistake' not be discussed / reviewed / brought to his attention at half time and when the second incident occurred a final warning given to Bismarck Du Plessis in light of the first error ?

However, the question now is will you have the balls to take decisive action on the above and ensure that Romain Poite is held accountable for his inexcusable mistake and does not referee an official test Match again ?

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Regards

10 Months, 1 Week ago

New Scrum Laws explained by Ben Kay and Lawrence Dallaglio

Takes away the Big Hit ! .... and watching over the last few weeks, there still appears to be problems ( & time consuming scrums )

10 Months, 1 Week ago

 
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