Alan Zondagh | The rugby circus: there will always be controversy

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Alan Zondagh. (Lee Warren/Gallo Images)

After the British & Irish Lions beat the Springboks in the first Test in Cape Town there has been much debate around the TMO and refereeing decisions, and despite all the controversy, I am sure most people will agree that the Lions were the better team on the day.

These two teams are so close to each other that any small tactical decisions by coaches, some magic by individual players, or poor decisions by officials can swing the game in a second. This will also be the case in the second Test and for many international matches in future.

There will always be disgruntled supporters because they are passionate about their team and they want to win. Unfortunately social media has allowed any Tom, Dick and Harry to be a rugby expert or analyst.

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