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Lawrence WILL referee in SA

2012-01-26 12:32

Brenden Nel - SuperSport

Johannesburg - Controversial New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence will undergo a “rehabilitation” and reports that he will not referee in South Africa this year are simply not true.

SANZAR Referees boss Lyndon Bray says there is “absolutely no truth” in reports that Lawrence will not referee in South Africa this year as a counter to the backlash from his poor refereeing performance in the Rugby World Cup quarter-final where the Springboks lost against the Wallabies.

Lawrence has been the subject of much anger for his handling of the game, failing to penalise Australian indiscretions at the breakdown and allowing Wallaby flank the freedom of the park in the crucial World Cup game.

While Lawrence himself has said he fears for his safety in South Africa, after receiving threats, Bray said there was “absolutely no policy” by SANZAR that Lawrence shouldn’t ref in South Africa this year.

However, he did say that Lawrence would be rehabilitated and given the time and support he needs to get back to the top, as the fallout from the game certainly had an effect on him.

Lawrence wouldn’t therefore be given any big Super Rugby games until he gets his confidence back, and only then will he referee big games, whether they are in South Africa or not.

“It isn’t true that he (Bryce) won’t go to South Africa,” Bray said, “That may have been an interpretation but it certainly isn’t a policy and to be honest, it isn’t about whether Bryce goes to South Africa or not. It is about whether he gets back up to where he needs to be for Super Rugby.”

Bray said for this reason Lawrence would not ref the opening round Blues v Crusaders clash, even though he was named New Zealand’s referee of the year last year, an award that reignited the anger in South Africa.

“He won’t do Blues v Crusaders on day one and that is deliberate,” Bray explained, “At the moment Bryce is going to have to build himself back up to the point where we and teams have confidence in him performing in a big match situation.

“That is a fair reflection of where he is at and he will have to perform well in the early rounds to be in contention for whatever big games there are in the competition, whether they are in South Africa or not.”

Bray said Lawrence had been very “honest” in his assessment of his own performance on the day, and he respected him for that. What was important now for SANZAR is that Lawrence gets over the situation and becomes a top referee again.

“If you put it into context he has been incredibly honest about the game, and when he came off the field he probably had a different view of his performance than when he sat back in the cold light of day. We’ve all been prone to that situation and the middle of the battle you don’t recognise that things aren’t going that well,” Bray said.

“It was one of those days where he didn’t quite connect with the impact his decisions were having on the tackle area and to his credit he has been honest about it. What is considerable now is how he gets over it - that is what is really important and we will use the first part of Super Rugby to try and restore his own confidence, it is no different than you would do with any rugby player.

“He has got to get his confidence back and he has to put in some good performances and that is his challenge right now. We have been clear with him and he knows it is very important that his ongoing involvement in Super Rugby involves the major challenge of getting back up there and staying true to his performance on the field.”

South African fans might not be keen to see Lawrence again, but a dearth of top class referees means that he will be seen again reffing SA teams in the near future, with SANZAR’s backing.

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Comments
  • Lionel - 2012-01-26 12:41

    Rehabilitated or not,you gonna see your ass!!!!!!!Piet van Zyl is on Speed dial:):):)

      nadine.devilliers - 2012-01-26 12:46

      arse, not ass, an ass is a donkey...

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 12:47

      Reminds me of you!!!!!!!

      Alan - 2012-01-26 12:51

      He can see his 'ass' by looking into a mirror.......

      cosmos.ndebele - 2012-01-26 12:51

      Spelling teachers, my arse!!! Go teach kids English in the classroom & leave blogs

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 12:54

      LOL at Dozey,you like "rooikoppies"?????

      Johnny - 2012-01-26 13:09

      @nadine... whichever way you like it. Noun: ass 1. [N. Amer, vulgar] The fleshy part of the human body that you sit on "he deserves a good kick in the ass" 2. A pompous fool 3. Hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse 4. [US, vulgar] Slang for sexual intercourse

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 13:10

      @Dozey,ja nee,ek verstaan daai ding hahahahaha

      Graham - 2012-01-26 13:18

      Bulldozer..u got a serious case of blue balls, go clean up your keyboard now, good boy.

      Saffa - 2012-01-26 13:27

      @Lionel, I would welcome Bryce back in SA...The chap is going to be under a little pressure to 'make things right', which translates to him being 'sh#t scared' to blow any SA team unfairly (well for this year at least....) Psychologically he will call it SA's way for a while......usually happens when a person is bust treating another unfairly. SO: May the Boks have Bryce for every test this year....and may he blow plensch Stormer games......

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-26 13:28

      Awesome chirp Graham. Awesome.

      Phil - 2012-01-26 14:20

      What are you personaly going to do if Bryce come back Lionel ? Nothing I reckon. Typical big talking south african ...lots of talk but little action. Part of the reason we were knocked out of the Cup.

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 14:33

      Saffa,honestly I can only see that happening in SA!!!!! Johnny,thanks for the explanation to Nadine....lol Phil,get a life old chap,we just venting our frustration at the idiot!!!!

      Paul - 2012-01-26 14:33

      Remember, he won't just be on the field, he has to stay somewhere too. And travel. If SANZAR is prepared to pay a small army to protect him, so be it. And then, of course, there's always tomorrow and the next day and the next...

      Phil - 2012-01-26 14:44

      "Phil,get a life old chap,we just venting our frustration at the idiot!!!! " As I said .........all talk and no action. Thats why SA is the mess it is.

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 15:06

      No wonder I choose to support Maties over IKeys when they play each other,you give Ikeys a bad name!!!!!!!!!Believe you me if I could get hold of Bryce I would love to give him a few PK's but nobody is gonna get near him!!!!!!

      GrootWitHaai - 2012-01-26 15:14

      I wouldn't mind seeing Nadine's arse.

      heinrich.beukes1 - 2012-01-26 15:45

      Nadine ek moet se jy is nogal sexy! :)

      Heiku - 2012-01-26 16:36

      PHIL = Bryce Lawrence. Its obviaaaaaaaaaaaaaaas

      Bulldozer - 2012-01-26 16:47

      Heiku, don't insult Bryce by comparing him with idiot Phil.

      Jerhone - 2012-01-27 08:33

      if he does come they will have to have more security than fans at the stadiums plus five undercover cops running next to him when he refs, he should rather stay in wannabe land and enjoy his thirty pieces of silver

      Max - 2012-01-27 10:35

      Mademoiselle Nadine.... "vous êtes belle "

  • Sargon - 2012-01-26 12:42

    He had better be prepared for a heavy time on the field. May I suggest armed escorts to loftus?

      ArchAngel - 2012-01-27 09:34

      @lonneranger: You and tonto been smoking each other again? You use of the word *japies* is so pathetic which only serves to highlight your ignorance regarding the skin-tone of South African Rugby Supporters. Get a life you porker!

  • Warren Kilian - 2012-01-26 12:42

    Bring him to Loftus:) we dare you...

      Merven - 2012-01-27 10:14

      If Lawrence must blow in a match where Puke Watson is playing, who do you boo too?

  • Alan - 2012-01-26 12:42

    Blah blah .. just bring him on so that he can get a good old dose of the SA hospitality that he so richly deserves!

  • Leonard - 2012-01-26 12:54

    He WILL have poop running down his legs.

      Michael - 2012-01-27 08:19

      He WILL referee in SA - maybe once...

  • andre.ernstzen - 2012-01-26 13:02

    “At the moment Bryce is going to have to build himself back up to the point where we and teams have confidence in him performing in a big match situation" but he gets the ref of the year award?! Well if Bryce must come to SA then he must ma come hehehe...

      Chrono - 2012-01-27 08:30

      Significant that NZR gave him that award, don't you think? They knew he was absolutely horrible but he probably won the cup for them by eliminating SA.

  • AgileBee - 2012-01-26 13:05

    Rehabilitation? For what, drinking? Is this the IRB admitting that bryce "I have no cooking clue how to ref a game of rugby" lawrence is actually not a ref at all?

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 13:31

      Rehabilitation for NZs BEST REF of the YEAR. What a joke

      Gungets - 2012-01-26 21:41

      Rehabilitation (penology), the rehabilitation of criminal behavior. Rehabilitation (neuropsychology), therapy aimed at improving neurocognitive function that has been lost or diminished Psychiatric rehabilitation, a branch of psychiatry dealing with restoration of mental health and life skills after mental illness Rehabilitation counseling, counseling focused on helping people who have disabilities achieve their goals All sound about right to me. Are they also going to put him on a growth hormone so that he can get a bit taller. That way his Ducks Disease will not irritate him so much.

  • Dick - 2012-01-26 13:07

    He will be greeted with the longest booo in history; from the moment he steps off the plane until he leaves again.

      Ian - 2012-01-27 09:22

      Has anyone checked to see if his bank balance rose sharply after the WC?

  • BuzzM - 2012-01-26 13:09

    I think it is fair to say that I feel the same as a lot of other rugby fans out there, who believe that this man should not be allowed to referee a rugby match, even at high school level... His performance in the World Cup was dismally unjust, to say the least... It made a complete farce of the game as we know it... It is a blatant insult to rugby spectators worldwide to think he or anybody else can get away with refereeing like that! If he'd been wrong, but blown up both teams for the same infringements, he could have got away with "just having a bad day", but it seemed that whenever South Africa looked like scoring we got blown... To me, (and I could be wrong), it seemed like a blatant case of match-fixing! People from all over the world go to enormous effort and expense to watch an event like this that only happens every 4 years. There is a lot more than national pride at stake! I feel that the whole World Cup was a farce and that the All Blacks' victory, although possibly deserved, is a hollow one... I feel that the best team should be afforded the opportunity to win a competition like this justly! Bryce Lawrence robbed not only South Africa, but the rest of the world of a fair result! He should not be allowed to referr again, nowhere no-how!!!

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 13:39

      Buzz I think most people agree with you in SA. I was one of the muppets who spent the money to go to the RWC and it was disappointing to say the least how it was handled. To top if off he gets named ref of the year! Now I am sure that the majority of NZ are great people, but the guys who hand out medals for his type of behavior are as corrupt as any government in Africa. :-)

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 14:35

      Phil,go support the Aussies!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 15:07

      You like to copy and paste Phil?????

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 15:44

      Yes Phil, we can debate the merits of the gameplan, which was feeble at best and at worst a complete loss of all the sanctity of the jersey, from the coach to the fat captain 4 years too late. That is in no doubt, but Lawrence refereed 3 games of importance last year and made a mockery of all 3. Saders v Sharks quarter final, Ireland Aus Pool, SA, Aus quarter. He butchered the lot of them, regardless of who won what.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 16:00

      FFS Phil I was trying to be polite, you need to get some manners and learn some respect before trying to start a war with pathetic little jibes, you sound like a child who needs a good hiding and straight to bed with no supper. Off you go.

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 16:27

      Oh Dear, I see you are a Cape kid, that could explain a lot. My third world rands smell like yours, Phil, although my 1st World New Zealand Passport looks and sounds better than your green one. So, now we've settled the position about who is what, let us try and examine some facts. Obviously not prone to comprehension, you may have not noticed that I agreed that the team was poorly coached, badly captained and choices were poor on and off the field. I never expected the Proteas to get past the quarters in any case, so this was no surprise. This is the bit you don't seem to manage to grasp so pay attention: despite all this, Bryce Lawrence has demonstrated on more than one occasion that he is either biased or is unable to control games at high levels of intensity, he simply either misses everything or chooses to. I am not going to suggest one or the other but I will suggest, regardless of the form and function of the Proteas, that the referee is not good enough. The form of a team and the ability of a referee may have some sway in the outcome, but they are not interdependent. Are you following this? Plod and Snor did not affect Lawrence, Lawrence is simply a tool.

  • Hallo - 2012-01-26 13:11

    Rehab? For his s**t reffing no doubt. Referee of the year in New Zealand. No suprise there. Can't wait to see him in our homeland. *rubs hands*

  • Skhona Skratchy-l Luswazi - 2012-01-26 13:12

    Whatever Lyndon we don't want that moomish in SA soil he must reff in Australia where he will enjoy his bonus next to his daddy paddy O'nuts

  • Derk - 2012-01-26 13:12

    ref here at your own risk

  • Con - 2012-01-26 13:15

    Has this idiot apologised to SA ? Don't think so.

      Werner - 2012-01-26 13:31

      Trouble is, if he had apologised, the general public would have likely had a snide comment to make about his apology. Something like 'ja no stick your apology where the sun don't shine' or 'ag it means nothing because it doesn't make us world champions!' Think about it.

      Lonne - 2012-01-27 01:39

      Con the biggest referee cons comes from SA. Check out 1974 final test SA vs Lions Bloemfontein. Now that guy is a MAJOR CON artist and he was/is a japie. In 2011 you were not good enough to be crowned RWC champions. The REAL champions are the ABs from the only REAL RUGBY COUNTRY on the planet according to a SA journalist. SUCK IT UP AND TRY AGAIN IN 2019!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

      Werner - 2012-01-27 10:50

      I have to admit, I find all this moaning and groaning and complaining very funny. South Africans like their rugby to the point of stupidity, it seems.

  • TheRealWarrenB - 2012-01-26 13:16

    Bryce Lawrence WILL see his arse!!!!

  • andre.ernstzen - 2012-01-26 13:16

    SANZAR sending the lamb to the slaughter....hahaha no seriously Bryce must be jass to come over here

  • JC - 2012-01-26 13:19

    Rehabilitate him by putting him on a "Lie Detector" test so that he can prove that he didn't throw that game to help the All Blacks for a easier semi final. After that point we can start to work on forgiveness...

  • Alan - 2012-01-26 13:22

    LOL, so New Zealand's best ref is not trusted with New Zealand teams. Award well earned.

      Jerhone - 2012-01-27 08:51

      and they call us japies and a third world country. To all the all black fans out there, this is not about the cup that you won unfairly, this is about a traitor to the game of rugby and if it is safe for JUDAS lawrence to come to S.A.

  • Eugene - 2012-01-26 13:25

    Blah...blah...blah... Blame the referee... New Zealand got the same treatment in the 2007 World cup from referee Wayne Barnes. His one sided interpretation of the rugby rules contributed to the early exit against France. France scored a try form a forward pass. Also the continuous penalties against the All Blacks at the breakdown while France were not given the same treatment for slowing the ball down. South Africans were too happy about this and were fairly loud when accusing the All Blacks for blaming the referee. Strange how that wheel turned and how difficult it is when you are on the receiving end. As they say "what goes around comes around". I know Wayne Barnes is not South African. The real issue is that rugby needs a fair refereeing system where the rules are interpreted equally for all teams.

      Alan - 2012-01-26 13:31

      We do, we do . . . It's late in New Zealand, so please go back to sleep!!!

      Bootman - 2012-01-26 13:32

      I agree 100% Eugene

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 13:43

      Eugene in context, Wayne missed a forward pass, where this creep blew the game away. And not the first time against a NZ team. Same in the SuperRugby Sharks v Saders same year. And remember his daddy was the one who wrote the infamous 'get the yarpies' mail. Basically admitting corruption. The apple never falls far from the tree. While we are on it, have you looked at the S15 schedule this year? All SA teams have 4 weeks away, all NZ and Oz teams have 2 weeks away. Geography plays a part, but the skew is undeniable. They are cheats.

      Johan - 2012-01-26 13:48

      so true

      Lonne - 2012-01-27 01:44

      Eugene 100% correct. Just a shame all these clueless/one eyed/arrogant/hypocritical/racist japies have got memory spans of 0%. As long as they benefit from questionable decisions it is ok but all hell brakes loose when they are on the receiving end of it.

      john.latilla - 2012-01-27 05:10

      OK - so let's get this straight? NZ supporters never once complained about the reffing at the 2007 RWC?? They said "Oh well, all's fair and good - well blown sir" - YEAH RIGHT!!?

      Jerhone - 2012-01-27 09:03

      @Eugene So why did you lot not put up a stink in 2007? but allowed bad refering to continue,that would have prevented this happening in the future, this is what we here in S.A. ARE TRYING TO DO but we keep getting critisized don't you think that this way the IRB will sit up and take notice? whats happened is the same as the cheating going on in the game of cricket only there it's the players and not the umpires

  • Dave - 2012-01-26 13:29

    Come on over red rover

  • Dave - 2012-01-26 13:29

    Come on over red rover

  • Annelise - 2012-01-26 13:33

    If he is being rehabilitated how can he be New Zealand referee of the year?

      Anthony - 2012-01-26 14:50

      that,s because they prefer sheep over there.

  • Robert - 2012-01-26 13:34

    I have given up on international rugby entirely. The world cup clearly indicated that cricket is no longer on its own at the bottom of dung heap corrupt international sports. BL getting voted ref of the year in NZ was nothing but confirmation of this.

  • wayne.nkuna - 2012-01-26 13:43

    i will speak to my mobb in soweto, they will sort this Bryce out

      Phil - 2012-01-26 16:19

      Yeah , maybe they will use some Muti wayne ....it has worked for Bafana Bafana hasn't it ? ....a few bodyparts etc.

      willybegood - 2012-01-27 10:55

      WOW Phil... so because wayne is black, he uses muti? Your true colours are showing mate...

      Phil - 2012-01-27 13:53

      @Juliarse ...the same sort of "colours" that advocate "sorting out" a Referee using a Soweto mob? Half-wits

  • djmain1 - 2012-01-26 13:45

    He's going to need rehabilitating AFTER he refs a game here in SA!!

  • Johan - 2012-01-26 13:52

    Ja hy het die bokke bevark in die game teen Aus, maar het die bokke nie meer as een keer kans gehad vir n skepskop pale toe nie? Ons het ook maar kanse gehad en dit nie gebruik nie. Verkeerde span keuse en nie ons kanse gebruik nie. Ek is n bok fan maar kan nie net die ref blame nie

      Lonne - 2012-01-27 01:49

      Johan ek haal my hoed af vir jou en ek is 'n 100% AB supporter. Ek is bly iemand in SA kyk nugter na 'n rugby wedstryd. Ek dink dit is die klomp oorgewig bierpense met hoe bloeddruk, cholestrol en lae selfbeeld wat nie eintlik sport in hul jong dae gespeel het nie. wat nou soos experts wil klink.

  • Heiku - 2012-01-26 13:53

    There comes a time for any country where the need for a hero appears. Your chance is now. Take out Bryce and be a national hero.

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-26 13:56

    No, he WILL not. We will see to that. He is a deliberate cheat and does not need reabilitation, but JAIL TIME. Come, come BL. We are waiting!

  • David de Mattos - 2012-01-26 13:56

    I am going to go to his first match here, just so I can express my displeasure to him personally. Woo I cant wait.

  • StirMonger - 2012-01-26 13:57

    He will get re-habilitated if he shows up at any of the major grounds. Take my advice bru & stay at home with your desperate dad.

  • Byron - 2012-01-26 13:58

    And the Oz-Ireland game? The crusader-Sharks quarter? When was it exactly that he performed well?

      Phil - 2012-01-26 14:32

      Bryce Lawrence IMO is not the best ref around and did not perform well in the world cup. However his performance in the Aus / SA game was BETTER than the useless performace by the springboks. The boks threw the game away,

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 15:09

      Thank goodness thats your opinion,hey Phil!!!!!!!!

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 15:50

      I'm not talking about that,you referred to Bryce Lawrence as being the best Ref,thats why I said only in your opnion,so difficult to understand??????/

      Phil - 2012-01-26 15:54

      @ Lionel : "you referred to Bryce Lawrence as being the best Ref " Where ? You must be smoking something mate.

  • Johan - 2012-01-26 14:02

    We do not want this fellow here!

      Phil - 2012-01-26 14:32

      It is not your decision

  • Gerhard - 2012-01-26 14:14

    Still the South African supportes look for other reasons why the Boks lost to the Aussies. They are bad losers. Go Assies

      Heiku - 2012-01-26 14:27

      Go look at aussie websites you wanker

      Ann - 2012-01-26 14:47

      Was "go assies" a Freudian slip??

      Cornelius - 2012-01-26 14:53

      Hahahaha...

  • therealunskinny - 2012-01-26 14:26

    Rugby fans should send a clear message by boycotting any games Lawrence gets appointed to ref in SA. Mass stay away action should get the message across. Players refusing to run on the field would be the ultimate.

      Cornelius - 2012-01-26 14:27

      Hear hear!

      David - 2012-01-26 15:14

      Boycotting the game would do more harm to the local franchises, I would think. BL would still get his paycheck....

      Bokfan - 2012-01-26 15:15

      Kark man Roll up in your tens of thousands and terrify the bejasus out of the little preek.

  • Carl - 2012-01-26 14:30

    Top class??????

  • James - 2012-01-26 14:35

    Ja, send him.........send him now.....

  • Zion - 2012-01-26 14:35

    you cannot win can you. This ouk is like a mushroom step on him then he is up again the next morning.

  • Ann - 2012-01-26 14:42

    Okay, I'm not understanding this.... he gets awarded "Top Referee" by the old fools at SANZAR / RWC / NZRU or wherever, and then he has to go to rehab?? WTF?? Something smells like rotten fish, methinks!

      Jerhone - 2012-01-27 09:10

      and i thought julius and the anc was a great laugh

  • Paul - 2012-01-26 14:42

    Thinking about Bryce Lawrence makes me wish certain verses weren't in the Bible. But the Lord's Prayer says, "Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors... For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins" (Mat 6:12-15). Ouch, that's challenging! Mr Lawrence ... I forgive you.

      Justin - 2012-01-26 15:26

      I forgive him - Bring him to SA, we'll rehabilitate him here for free, in our mental health facilities... To rehabilitate: "help to readapt, as to a former state of health or good repute; "The prisoner was successfully rehabilitated"; "After a year in the mental clinic, the patient is now rehabilitated"

  • rondee.scherman - 2012-01-26 14:45

    So when will they be gving back the World Cup? Bray and his gat gabba ref friends should get rid of the weak ones like Lawrence. He never had a good game.

  • Ann - 2012-01-26 14:51

    They tried to make him go to rehab We say: "No! No! No!"

  • eyresa - 2012-01-26 14:56

    The best way to handle this if he does come over is to BOYCOTT the game. SARU and SANZAR will get the message very quickly when there is NO revenue from a test match!

      Phil - 2012-01-26 14:58

      Super 15 games are not Test Matches

      goyougoodthing - 2012-01-26 15:42

      Actually eyresa the Unions, with the exception of the EC, have to pay to host test matches upfront so SARU scores even if no one pitches.

      eyresa - 2012-01-26 16:05

      Phil, can't you read? He is not coming over for S15 games but once he is "rehabilitated" he may come over for big games. Goyou the Unions will soon get the message to SARU when there are empty stadiums.

  • Johan - 2012-01-26 15:08

    @BullDozer, ek stem saam!!!mmmm

  • George - 2012-01-26 15:10

    'build himself up'....after he got NZ Ref of the year....what a joke! How poor are the rest of the refs in NZ then if they do not need to 'build themselves up'. Does not smell right to me.

  • Bokfan - 2012-01-26 15:12

    Bwhahahahahahah.NZ's top ref rehabilitated? Sorry oke .There's no know cure for being a cheating ahole. But maybe five years in a penitentiary will put your talents to good use.. Pathetic little man. Grow a pair you small black plonker

  • Brandon - 2012-01-26 15:12

    can PHIL please F@K@FF

      Lionel - 2012-01-26 15:18

      For Brandon is a jolly good fellow(repeat)and so say all of us!!! Can't believe somebody can be so painful as Phil!!!!!!!!!!

      Lisa - 2012-01-26 15:49

      Phil is the village idiot. Hahaha!

      Phil - 2012-01-26 16:02

      " Phil is the village idiot. Haha " Rather that than the village bike!

  • gareth.hansen - 2012-01-26 15:37

    I can't wait I have a bone or two to pick with this prick!

      Phil - 2012-01-26 15:46

      So what are you going to do ? Apart from spout hot air?

  • Geoff - 2012-01-26 15:43

    Why does the New Zealand referee of the year need to be rehabilitated. Just asking....

  • andre.badenhorst - 2012-01-26 16:06

    World Cup champs 2011 - All Blacks..........enough said!!!!

      Jerhone - 2012-01-27 09:14

      you mean world cup cheats 2011- All Becks.....everything said!!!!

  • legndkilla - 2012-01-26 16:19

    good grief Phil, u sound like a bitter, lost and confused person, copying and pasting evryting evry1 says, how about u give us ur true opinion and take the response on the chin like a man!!!

      Phil - 2012-01-26 16:27

      I thought I have given it ...a bunch of third world losers who are making half-witted threats to hurt a referee. Threats that they will never turn into action ...typical South African,...all talk and no action.

      Bootman - 2012-01-26 17:15

      Phil I'm with you on this one. Bunch of moaners always trying to blame someone. The truth is the Boks were rubbish on the day. They didnt deserve to win and now it's BL's fault. This country could be so great if we would just stop blaming others for our shortcomings. It's the whites. It's the blacks. It's the ANC. It's the DA. All those threatening BL are just a bunch of loudmouth wind bags. Grow up people.

      Kosie - 2012-01-27 10:33

      @ phil you obviously forgot about piet van zyl, remember when he ran onto the field and tackled the ref dislocating his shoulder, their is plenty of blue bull supporters just like him. and living in a third world country is actually better cause there is much more business oppertunities.

      Phil - 2012-01-27 13:59

      @Kosie: "@ phil you obviously forgot about piet van zyl, remember when he ran onto the field and tackled the ref dislocating his shoulder, " No I didn't ......I just didn't think that there was anyone so frigging stupid in the country any more. Maybe I am wrong. " living in a third world country is actually better cause there is much more business oppertunities" Thats a good point .......just make sure you switch on your electric fence tonight ok.

  • Lazola Ndumndum Lazzline - 2012-01-26 16:50

    He was voted best NZ referee of da year coz he won thm(NZ) da WC.By eliminating SA,he paved a much more easier path 4 NZ en route to World Cup victory.

      Bokfan - 2012-01-26 21:04

      Nice one Lazola And here is one for Phil the Pill. How many poor decisions does it take to turn a match.? In the case of the 07 WC it was one. Right. So now how many did the Boks have to deal with. 10 - 12 - 15.? Sorry mate. If you havent got the gutsSto stomach one - as the small Black supporters showed in 07 how do you think a champion nation like SA must feel when a string of rubbish decisions went against them. I am not expecting your sympathy. Just a demonstration that you understand the nature of competitive sport. Cos at the moment you sound like a smug and grubby old codger gloating over his ill gotten porn stash.