It's an r-effing disgrace!

2013-09-16 09:21
Romain Poite (Gallo Images)
Cape Town - Facebook and Twitter fans have hit out with unprecedented vengeance - and humour - at France's Romain Poite following his performance with the whistle in the Springboks' controversial 29-15 defeat against the All Blacks in their Rugby Championship clash at Eden Park in Auckland on Saturday.

Former Springbok coach Nick Mallett cut a forlorn - and angry - figure in the SuperSport studios post-Test.

Click HERE to hear Mallett's account of Poite's "disgraceful" performance

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Spotted any other light-hearted accounts of Romain Poite's performance? If so, send them to Sport24.

Seen on Facebook and Twitter in the last 48 hours:

"If Romain Poite and Bryce Lawrence were drowning and you only had time to save one - what type of sandwich would you make... ?
" - Greg Forbes

"Not only was it a completely legal, well timed tackle, it should get an award for tackle of the year!" - Gary Doyle

"Helluva job Romain Poite. Bryce Lawrence is now only public enemy #2.
" - Clinton van der Burg

"#RomainPoite and #BryceLawrence walks into a bar in South Africa.......#jokesover" - Jacques Burger

"Now the Boks might as well walk off the field. Only one result from here. Well played Romain Poite." - Brenden Nel

"Chin up Heyneke. You have a great team and they'd wipe the floor with all. Except NZ in NZ with ref Romain Poite.
" - Kyle John Leigh

"I bet you Romain Poite and Bryce Lawrence are pen pals." - Simon Hill

"For clarity's sake, Romain Poite wasn't biased in any sense, he was just appalling.
- Jean Smyth

"Is Romain Poite the president of the Dan Carter fan club?"
- Elma Smit

"Feigning injury on the ground, throwing your arms wildly up in the air at the referee, complaining about legitimate tackles. I must commend the All Blacks SOCCER team on their 'performance' against the Springboks this morning." - Quinn

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