Blowing the Whistle: Refs against the game’s grain

2008-05-02 00:00

In Sharks country there has been an outcry against the refereeing over the past two weeks and it seems that there is newfound hatred brewing among rugby supporters.

In the match in Canberra, Lawrence lost his cool with Ryan Kankowski and by his actions put the Sharks under pressure, which cost the Sharks dearly at the end. It would seem that both the referee and the player behaved poorly and let the game of rugby down. In my opinion, Lawrence could have been much better, but in the confrontation between referee and player there is always one winner: the referee. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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