Originally posted by Tirau DanWe were warned? Where did you read that?
Honestly I can't stand the IRB and would love to support sanctions against them for several thing over the years but you do stick to the line that everyone is anti sa, refs IRB everyone!. It's simply not true.
You knew the armband wearing was against the rules and were warned.. you did the crime ...do the time simple.
Gitteau is nothing to do with it ...[text shortened]... he replay nonsense because the cams get it wrong anyway.. one ref with flag one with whistle.
Originally posted by CrowleySwings and roundabouts, Crowley. Burger's ban of 8 weeks is tied at the second shortest ban a player has ever recieved for gouging. Everyone always thinks their own side have been hard done by.
We were warned? Where did you read that?
It's BS plain and simple. Bakkies did nothing illegal, was banned and the IRB believes they are infallible, which they plainly are not. Why the players aren't allowed to voice their opinion is beyond me.
Anyway, I don't care. I just hope the politicians tell the IRB to stuff it and then we'll all see how ineffectua d citing after the final whistle are necessary and have nothing to do with the TV official.
Originally posted by HumeAYou are right about that. Thing is, as long as you play the boks, you will "get away with it". Think back to the Tri Nations 2 years ago when Brad Thorn upended John Smit, landing him on his neck. How many weeks did he get? 2 weeks!
I've seen the replays of Giteau, and he should have been cited. But that's just the way of it -- some players get away with it, and others don't around the world.
Originally posted by HumeABe that as it may, if the useless ref had blown up the Lions for their continuous infringements at the breakdown then Bakkies may have been merciful.
Edit: [b]"Jones (who had his hands in the ruck, but was not penalized. Again!)"
Watch any replay, Jones had his hand on the ruck. On a small scale this is the kind of thing that TD is talking about.[/b]
Originally posted by CrowleySeriously ..is it just me or does this post sort of summ up the meaning of one eyed?
Be that as it may, if the useless ref had blown up the Lions for their continuous infringements at the breakdown then Bakkies may have been merciful.
Unfortunately he had allowed the Lions to do whatever they wanted and Bakkies had to go in hard, yet legally, to teach that fat little girl a lesson.
Originally posted by Tirau DanA rep that is 30 years old and is dated now, unfortunately.
Seriously ..is it just me or does this post sort of summ up the meaning of one eyed?
My honest opinion is that aside from being wonderfully skilled passionate rugby players; SA have a world wide rep for being bullying arrogant aloof hard nosed tough rugged bas tds on the field.
They have a great rep for generosity and kindness off the field. Suppor ...[text shortened]... eam crunched the chiefs and no ref problems). This sort of situation does not happen everywhere.
Originally posted by Crowleyagreed.. dirty I meant was trickery to get penalties and anger the op...always part of the game.. great fun and point not seeing how far the ref will let you go..
Hard is fine, but not dirty. Dirty in my mind is punching, kicking and "mountaineering" and shouldn't be in the game.