Botching the blow Barnes style

2008-08-22 00:00

These last two weeks have seen just about the worst display of refereeing this year.

As I mentioned last June in my first assessment of Barnes, he just does not look the part. He made critical errors in judgment and allowed the Pumas to get away with an astonishing amount of play on the ground, which frustrated Bok captain Victor Matfield. At one stage, you clearly hear Barnes call “hands off” at a ruck with the ball emerging on the Springboks’ side. 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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