SANZAR to probe dubious call
Cape Town - A controversial late penalty, which sunk the Cheetahs in their clash against the Brumbies, will be investigated by SANZAR.
The Brumbies won their Super Rugby clash in Canberra 24-23 after centre Christian Lealiifano kicked a penalty after the hooter had sounded.
Referee Keith Brown awarded a dubious penalty to the home side after he felt the Cheetahs deliberately swayed the scrum.
Brown punished the Cheetahs on several occasions, especially at the scrums.
And Lyndon Bray, SANZAR's refereeing boss, told the Beeld newspaper that three scrum specialists - former Bok prop Balie Swart, NZ scrum guru Mike Cron and former Wallaby prop Patricio Noriega - will study that last penalty against the Cheetahs as well as two other calls over the weekend to determine if the right decisions were made.
"Keith may not have been very sharp with the early engagement of the scrums and therefore it wasn't a pretty sight throughout the game.
"But, concerning that last decision, we'll have to determine if the teams firstly scrummed forward and then lawfully swayed the scrum with momentum.
"When it sways immediately without force, it may be unlawful," said Bray.
Bray is currently in South Africa where he is meeting with several local coaches and referees.