French referee Jérôme Garcès has received a lot of criticism via social media for his performance during New Zealand’s 23-13 win over South Africa on Saturday.
This is the third World Cup that Garcès has officiated at and in his opening game of 2019 tournament, he has been criticised for his ruling at the breakdown.
The 45-year-old awarded 13 penalties throughout the 80 minutes in Yokohama, with around 75% of these going against the Springboks.
Actual footage from Jerome reffing the breakdown pic.twitter.com/DqRUHO428M
— Michael MacDonald (@MikeMacDonald89) September 21, 2019
Genuinely, how do refs miss this shit?! Right under @AndyGoode10 ‘s best mate Jerome Garces’ nose. Dane Coles using Mr McCaw’s special side entrance.#RWC19 #NZLvRSA pic.twitter.com/AVSvbRpTmz
— Rucked Over (@RuckedOver) September 21, 2019
Jerome Garces: “It’s just a penalty.”
Kieran Read: *noise like a plughole gurgling* “Jerome! Look where we are!”
— Charlie Morgan (@CharlieFelix) September 21, 2019
Jerome Garces continues his strong record against the Springboks: 6-0, when officiating All Blacks fixtures.#RWC2019 #BokTwitter
— Justin Evans (@thejustinevans) September 21, 2019
jerome garces is the worst referee in rugby… actually french referees are just shambolic, they can’t pick up basic penalties made by nz. #jeromegarcesUSELESS #NZLvRSA #Springboks #RWC2019
— Tshepo Stigga (@Tshepo2Stigga) September 21, 2019
MOTM : Jerome Garces, hope he’s in the starting 15 for the All Blacks in their next game ! Outstanding stuff pic.twitter.com/Kfiq8hasDY
— lacaSauce (@theofficialorli) September 21, 2019
Kieran Read has called referee Jerome Garces ‘gutless’ following a controversial call. https://t.co/bXB5qUom1z
— nzherald (@nzherald) September 21, 2019
How is Jerome Garces allowed to referee international rugby 🤡
— Jacob Doherty (@jacobdoherty_) September 21, 2019