My plea to the IRB

2013-09-16 12:49

 I do believe that if ever there is/was a time to seriously investigate match-fixing at the highest level it is right now. It is absolutely disgraceful that the South African rugby team just keep-on ending up on the wrong side of refereeing decisions.

To simply state that:
 "Just as players and coaches make mistakes, the decision was an unfortunate case of human error by the match officials, who, having reviewed the match, fully recognise and accept that they made a mistake in the application of law," - isn't acceptable to a country with a pride and an extremely strong passion for the game to be "told-off" like that. What makes matters worse is that somehow it is always New Zealand that seems to benefit from these poor referees appointed by the IRB. Bryce Lawrence and the past weekend's absolute disgraceful, well below par performance of Poite.

We (South Africans) will be following your handling of this matter specifically - if not a full investigation into match fixing - with an intense interest

In full trust that the IRB will make a concerned effort AND communicate their intentions and efforts to the rugby supporters (after all your salary is paid by the supporters)


Mauritz van Wyk

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