'Sorry' just not good enough

2013-09-16 09:44
Romain Poite (Gallo Images)

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So the apology has come for yellow carding Bismarck for his "legal" tackle on Carter and we must all sit back and say "that's OK - at least he has apologised".  I am so tired of the Springboks losing out on very important matches that we could have won if it had not been for a bad decision by the ref.  What about that so called first try of New Zealand, was it a try, was the ball grounded or was it held up?  There was absolutely no conclusive evidence on any of the TMO footage that showed that a try had been scored and yet he awarded it.  Was that not another 7 points that we lost due to a bad decision by the ref ?  We are angry about Bissie's yellow card but has everybody already forgotten about that try.  Could we have won that game had it not been for Poite - I think so and yet once again the Springboks were "robbed" of a possible huge victory.

Something has to be done about crooked refs or bad decisions being made during a match.  I think the answer should be that there is a second ref who the Captain of the team should be able to speak to there and then on the file and have an incorrect decision overturned immediately.  We can no longer sit back and let our boys play their hearts out only to lose matches to bad decisions or biased refs.  I also think that Poite should be cited.

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