Are we back to the 'bad old days' of South African referees?

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How about that time Brad Thorn spear tackled John Smith right in front of the ref, no card of any description because

Referee, Stuart Dickinson (AUS), later said "When I looked to my right, Smit was in the air. I did not see him land" - blatant lie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDX-8w91pnU&t=14s

You can also hear him saying "no,no,no" :roll:
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Insane_Homer wrote:How about that time Brad Thorn spear tackled John Smith right in front of the ref, no card of any description because

Referee, Stuart Dickinson (AUS), later said "When I looked to my right, Smit was in the air. I did not see him land" - blatant lie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDX-8w91pnU&t=14s

You can also hear him saying "no,no,no" :roll:
20-1
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Insane_Homer wrote:How about that time Brad Thorn spear tackled John Smith right in front of the ref, no card of any description because

Referee, Stuart Dickinson (AUS), later said "When I looked to my right, Smit was in the air. I did not see him land" - blatant lie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDX-8w91pnU&t=14s

You can also hear him saying "no,no,no" :roll:
20-1
Oh look, son of Paddy shafting the Boks in 7s in 2016.
Controversial ref dropped from panel
15:45 03/02/2016 Brenden Nel - SuperSport

Controversial sevens referee Matt O'Brien has received another dressing down after being dropped by the Australian Rugby Union as one of their top referees and off the Super Rugby panel.

The referee, who caused a major outcry for the one-sided nature he handled the second half of the Wellington Sevens final on Sunday morning, is no longer on the Super Rugby panel of referees after making his debut in 2014 and appearing again on the panel in 2015.

While the move has little to do with his sevens performances, O'Brien was dropped because of bad reviews in the last season of Super Rugby and hasn't been included in the Australian submissions for the panel either.

However, this is little consolation for the Springbok Sevens team who endured a very one-sided refereeing performance to the point they lost the Wellington final, and will likely cross paths with O'Brien again this week.

Questions have been raised as to the possible conflict of interest with O'Brien's father Paddy being in charge of sevens referees and appointing O'Brien, who is an Australian citizen but was born, schooled and went to university in New Zealand, for such an important final in New Zealand featuring the All Blacks.
The Boks led 21-7 before O'Brien made some questionable calls, including awarding a 9-1 penalty count in New Zealand's favour.New Zealand famously came back and scored three tries in the last three minutes of the match to win the game.
9-1!!!!
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Insane_Homer wrote:9-1!!!!
You're dumb yeah? Equating 9-1 to 20-1?
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Ali's Choice wrote:
Insane_Homer wrote:9-1!!!!
You're dumb yeah? Equating 9-1 to 20-1?
in a game of 7s, where a NZ ref won the final for the NZ team in NZ, manufacturing the comeback. All, of course, orchestrated by his one-eyed father.

Anyone else noticing a pattern? ;)
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Insane_Homer wrote:How about that time Brad Thorn spear tackled John Smith right in front of the ref, no card of any description because

Referee, Stuart Dickinson (AUS), later said "When I looked to my right, Smit was in the air. I did not see him land" - blatant lie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDX-8w91pnU&t=14s

You can also hear him saying "no,no,no" :roll:
This is ridiculous Homer.

We can all find scattered instances of sh*te or biased reffing (Joubert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7C6bTHyC0U) but what this letter is insinuating is systematic (based on the accuracy of the data they've presented).
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Torquemada 1420 wrote:
Insane_Homer wrote:How about that time Brad Thorn spear tackled John Smith right in front of the ref, no card of any description because

Referee, Stuart Dickinson (AUS), later said "When I looked to my right, Smit was in the air. I did not see him land" - blatant lie.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDX-8w91pnU&t=14s

You can also hear him saying "no,no,no" :roll:
This is ridiculous Homer.

We can all find scattered instances of sh*te or biased reffing (Joubert: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U7C6bTHyC0U) but what this letter is insinuating is systematic (based on the accuracy of the data they've presented).
Oh yeah, I forget the french refs.
https://youtu.be/fhnQrt11Czk?t=79

;)

BTW, scattered instances like AC consistently referring to 20-1 as his rebuttal of choice?
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Insane_Homer wrote: Oh yeah, I forget the french refs.
https://youtu.be/fhnQrt11Czk?t=79

;)

BTW, scattered instances like AC consistently referring to 20-1 as his rebuttal of choice?
French reffing is homer central but that's entirely an internal affair. Outside of all-French ties, it's just incompetence.
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Ali's Choice wrote:I don't blame the South African referees. The fault lies with SANZAAR. They got rid of neutral referees years ago because of cost, but in the process they have completely devalued the competition. Why would any Kiwi or Aussie Rugby fan stay up till 3am to watch their team cop a 20-1 penalty count in South Africa delivered by a local referee?
Completely agree with you there. :thumbup:
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