Lawrence's Test career over

2012-07-25 09:07

Cape Town - SANZAR head of referees Lyndon Bray confirmed on Wednesday that New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence’s Test career is over, according to EWN Sport.

Lawrence, who was unbelievably named New Zealand’s referee of the year in 2011, has been in freefall since taking charge of the Rugby World Cup quarter-final between the Springboks and Wallabies, a game where he allowed the Wallabies the freedom of the park as they won despite having little possession.

Lawrence was widely criticised for his handling of the game, which bundled the Springboks out of the World Cup and was subsequently not given any Six Nations games at the beginning of 2012, with Sanzar refereeing boss Lyndon Bray admitting he needed to be “rehabilitated” following the performance.


  • jason.children - 2012-07-25 09:09

    Cant say I am too upset about this! In fact my day has brightened considerably!

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 09:23

      hahahhahahaha - what does the score board say? The bokkies / proteas were kicked out of the world cup! I can still see Bryce Lawrence pulling an Aussie player down in the line out! hahahahahahhaha

      MarkSchrade1980 - 2012-07-25 09:26

      Such a pity we have to deal with South Africans such as cape.maori......

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 09:28

      @Mark- clear you cannot handle the truth! Stop crying, little girl! The mighty AB are the rugby world champions and Nr 1 on the IRB rankings - finish en klaar!

      nzbro.allblack - 2012-07-25 09:33

      Im not sure if this story is accurate. There is NO news at all about BL or Lyndon Bray on the local news here in nz & I checked as far back as 2011. It could be just a wish list story by N24 on a slow news day.

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-25 09:39

      This is fantastic news !!! Prayers do get answered. Whoa!

      andrew.arde - 2012-07-25 09:40

      @ cape.moron........Yes, the cheating champions!

      rishaal.sewpaul - 2012-07-25 09:44

      who invited the maori?

      jo.barton.92 - 2012-07-25 09:48

      He is welcome to holiday here in South Africa. Preferably in Ventersdorp!

      pieter.diesnor - 2012-07-25 09:52

      Directly from EWN Sport: CAPE TOWN - The South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby (SANZAR) Head of Referees Lyndon Bray has exclusively confirmed with Eyewitness News Sport that New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence's Test career is all but over. The International Rugby Board (IRB) removed Lawrence from its elite panel of referees in March for future Test matches. This, after the furore surrounding his performance in the World Cup semi-final between South Africa and Australia in October 2011. Bray told Eyewitness News Sport that Lawrence's Test career was over. “From an IRB perspective he has not been selected in the test. There’s a decision that we as selectors in the IRB made back in March. His time is over at that level.” Bray said that while Lawrence is still involved in Super Rugby his refusal to South Africa means that him getting back into the Test fold is highly unlikely. Firstly, his test career is ALL BUT OVER. Then it is over. Who are these crappy reporters??

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 09:59

      You keep crying like they took your bottle away. Looking for someone to blame, rather immature

      sean.bagley.50 - 2012-07-25 09:59

      "Lyndon Bray admitting he needed to be “rehabilitated” following the performance." Enough said.Lawrence the incompetent,heartless fool needs a complete detoxification because he's insane.

      Andrew - 2012-07-25 10:22

      These so-called Cape Maoris are a true embarrassment to the rest of us Capeys.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:24

      @Andrew. Did bryce play in the World Cup for the all blacks? is that why "they" cheated? My son your logic is to big for this world.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:28

      guess they didnt get the internet memo

      shaun.reece.3 - 2012-07-25 10:33

      Cape Maori if SA sux so much then why dont you just piss off to NZ where you can enjoy all the earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanos you want. Nobody wants you here anyway. Go choke on a sheeps di*k!

      jimmy.pop.142 - 2012-07-25 10:42

      Brycie boy, this does not mean that it is now safe for you to set your feet in SA... stay away for the rest of your life, we will NEVER forget!

      steyts - 2012-07-25 10:48

      Hahahaha Tom really, what is up with you and the internet memo today???? HAha

      James - 2012-07-25 10:53


      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:53

      lean sadie didnt get an internet memo about the advantage not equalling a win. i just dont want people to not get internet memos!!!!! travesty

      klippies.coke.7 - 2012-07-25 10:54

      Great news! Unfortunately the f#$&^r went out with a bang, at our expense.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 11:19

      Press.Enter.. so smart. i rather press delete though

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-25 11:20

      Hey Cape.maori - sorry that you and the rest of your Cape Black Caps lost your award winning spiritual leader in this manner man . . . . . . . . he must have really been a great inspiration to you all . . . sorry again man . .

      marcel.jones.73 - 2012-07-25 13:10

      Cape moari can't move to new zealand, because they don't have bee, he won't get a job there.......

      carol.paterson.923 - 2012-07-25 13:51

      @ Maori - Welcome to SA now 'voetsek'. We have enough of your sort in the country already, we don't need anymore.

      gary.clark.376 - 2012-07-25 14:48

      @Cape.maori The All Blacks may be number one but your still a looser...

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 17:45

      *you're a loser get it right dopey

      kabelo.leballo - 2012-07-26 06:56

      Give that man a Bells! bye Lawrence!!

      burtfred.brown - 2012-07-26 07:04

      Lawrence was awarded NZ "ref of the year". The head of the selection panel was his dad. True story! The Allblacks World Cup "win" will forever be tainted by the inept crooked reffing of Lawrence. They will never know for sure if they were the true champions of that tournament.

      jack.reacher.5621 - 2012-07-26 09:36

      @Cape.Maori At least South Africa are able to win a RWC at home and away. Seems that NZ can only win a RWC on home ground - quite embarrising really.

      brandon.wilson.5891 - 2012-07-26 11:03

      @NZBro.ALLBRAT I can imagine why they did not tell you that your No1 ref has just been sacked for poor performance. Just go to show your low standards and morals.

  • - 2012-07-25 09:17

    ag nee legendary ref wil mis him

      topsy.krets.180 - 2012-07-25 10:03

      bryce - if u ever set foot in sa i am gonna rip your balls out mate!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:06

      @Topsy. Jy is ongelooflik sterk ou groot seun. Jy bench seker n os

      hugo.naude - 2012-07-25 13:40

      Internet Memo to Cape Moron and his sidekick NZBrommer ... With the death of Bryce Lawrence's international test career, all chances of the All Black's winning another WC in the next 24yr has also suffered a horrible death. The time and money and effort to clone Bryce from one of their many sheep will now have to be re-invested ... Thus the "mighty" All Black sheep shagging supporters will be frustrated for many more WCups ... End of Memo!!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 13:56

      We are the champs. Thanx

      warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-07-25 15:46

      @ marnusmnorval: Gaan vra jou oupa wat die korrekte betekenis is van 'n "JOINER". Want dit is wat jy is!!!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 17:32

      HTS se ouens is mos die mense wat nie slim genoeg was om in n ander skool tewees nie ne Warren

      warren.vanwyk.3 - 2012-07-25 19:35

      @ marnusmnorval: Lol, jy is seker reg, maar laas finansiële jaar het ek 'n omset van R4.2 mil gehad, so ek maak seker meer as jy. P.S. Het jy al uitgevind wat 'n joiner nou eintlik is?

      Citroes - 2012-07-26 11:39

      @Warren - moenie jou steur aan die Norval idioot nie. Hy gaan gou genoeg agterkom dat daardie "kwalifikasies" waarvoor hy swot absoluut niks meer beteken in die werksplek nie. Ek kry elke dag 30 CV's met daardie tipe str@nt soos Web Management en Information Systems wat oor my lessenaar kom. Hulle gaan ALMAL asblik toe. Marnussie - jy gaan nog LAAAAAANK werkloos wees. Pappie en mammie sal na jou moet kyk. So ek stel voor jy los die kommentaar oor ander se agtergrond eerder uit.

  • raeez.omar.5 - 2012-07-25 09:17

    well, from a New Zealand point of view he done his job. Hope they gave him a world cup medal for his "outstanding" Semi Final performance...lokl - 2012-07-25 09:18

      me 2 he was very good indeed thats why he was ref of the year

      James - 2012-07-25 10:51

      Pretty sure it was a quarter final...

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 11:52

      Im pretty sure it was a rugby game

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-25 15:55

      mar(a)nus... Im pretty sure you are a prick!

  • steyts - 2012-07-25 09:18

    Good riddance to bad &*(*^&*%!!!!!!!!!!!! Cheers, you will most definitely not be missed you &*^*%(*!!!!!!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:01

      Keep your emotions at bay you little man. Rather spend your time building a bridge. Thank you and good night.

      steyts - 2012-07-25 10:24

      Marnus hoekom trek jy nie na jou geliefde land New Zealand toe nie dan gaan jaag jy die skape saam met jou maatjies!!?? As jy 'n krul sien dan klimaks jy seker dadelik!!!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:27

      Tissue stey? Moet net nie in trane uitbars nie.

      steyts - 2012-07-25 10:33

      Wat van 'n bril en lees klasse vir jou??? miskien sal jy dan my bynaam reg spel...

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:36

      Ek is helemal te lazy om jou niks werd naam reg tespel nie. Dalk moet jy gaan vir anger management voor j kwaad raak vir die verkeerde persoon en jou op jou gat vind.

      steyts - 2012-07-25 10:40

      Ek dink nie dis "lazyness" nie, ek dink dis meer te doen met jou brein kapasiteit!!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:46

      Nee net nie dit nie. Nou is my gevoelens seer gemaak. J is in n argument met imand wat jy se het n klein brein kapasiteit. Wat se dit van jou?

      steyts - 2012-07-25 10:50

      So jy erken dan dat jy dom is... Uiteindelik!!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:54

      in n argument met imand wat "jy se" het n klein brein kapasiteit.Wie kan nou nie lees nie

      john.halfpenny.395 - 2012-07-25 15:43

      Marnus is a metalhead (or goth) who got bullied at school by Jocks... So obviously he's not going to support the Boks. Good on you Marnus! Those filthy Jock pigs had their time in Secondary School. Now you're showing them a thing or two...

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-25 15:56

      steyts... NZ don't allow entry to pricks!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 17:33

      Freestate colors in hockey, rugby and javlin. Yes bullied by jocks. pfffft

      roland.slater.7 - 2012-07-25 21:43

      As ek van die Vrystaat was het ek jou al lankal gebli#sem het...

      deon.meyer.752 - 2012-07-26 16:44

      marnus its colour not color I don't think are from SA mabe USA.

  • Stormkaap - 2012-07-25 09:22

    Send him to the AA for rehab

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:31

      automotive association? thats weird

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-25 16:32

      tom... automobile**

  • lionel.kemm.9 - 2012-07-25 09:22

    Give Sanzar a Bells:):)

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 09:26

      And the bokkies / proteas the points of the 2011 QF!!!

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:13

      Give lionel a new line.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:43

      mohahha I love it when you get so mad. Do you feel better now about your life and about your team. I see you have Angus Buchan listed as Arts and entertainment. Im sure Angus teach people to behave like you just did. Dont hurt yourslf old toppie.

      betsy.dorris - 2012-07-25 14:55

      cape.maori are you for real? how stupid are you? i bet you are one of the losers who boo your own country when SA plays the AB's. You know that the NZ's laugh at you. They think its hilarious. Mitchells Plain is not a suburb in NZ. You are not maori. Deal with it.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-25 16:27

      mar(a)nus is just pissed off coz he lost his Nirvana cd.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 17:34

      Torrentz ftw dont need the CD

  • Bigdaddynic - 2012-07-25 09:29

    Good riddence to bad rubbish!!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:32


      steyts - 2012-07-25 12:34

      Internet memo??

  • james.eayrs - 2012-07-25 09:31

    This is as much an an admission by Zanzar that Lawrence cheated. He will be remembered as a blatant cheat in a position of trust. It's his legacy....except in New Zae Land. An all time low for a proud rugby nation when they awarded him as "Referee of the year" Sies man!

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 09:36

      Please explain to me how the proteas would have won the All Blacks in the semi on Eden Park taking into account their woeful performances in New Zealand! The All Black B team almost klapped the proteas in PE, made about 20 line breaks in PE, had a try disallowed because the SA TMO exceeded his powers, proteas lost to the Aussies a week earlier! Come now boys and girls, don't blame BL, blame your protea players who cannot win with 70% possession. Do not treat winning as your birth right - we know who the leading rugby nation is.

      ruhan.vandermerwe - 2012-07-25 09:46

      I though the proteas play cricket maybe thats why they lost to the all blacks in PE, cape maori making sense, but sinse it was the rugby world cup, the SPRINGBOKS would have won the all blacks easy

      johan.fourie.566 - 2012-07-25 09:50

      Shame cape...If talking crap was a Karoo bush you would have @#$% out by a sheep or donkey about 200 times. Maybe that is how you came into existence...Crap out by a donkey

      arthur.j.ware - 2012-07-25 09:53

      Simple Ape maori, Hashim amlah, king kallas and AB devilliers will just knock them out of the park and Dale Steyn, morne Morkeland Vernon philander will bole them intheir chops but the proteas don't play the All Blacks and the SPRINGBOKS will run right over them with a fair reff ofcores

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:07

      Maybe he started blowing crap after the south africans threw a hissy fit because they didnt know who else to blame. and still now you cry... Tissue?

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:09

      @Johan as ek so na jou seun kyk is jo vrou seker n hyena. En as ek so na jou kyk is jou ma seker n bakoor jakals

      dorian.rossouw - 2012-07-25 10:27

      Capemaori your name alone is so contradicting,its the same as AWBmalema...then you express your low intellectual capacity by giving us a illogic and far right stupid summary of the proteas playing against all blacks...dammmmn i bet your wife or husbsnd cheats on you left right and centre,coz it would be easy to do it as you are too stupid.\r\n\r\nstupidity at its best

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 10:32

      Thank you Dorian! LOL

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:33

      @Dorian ek dink nie jou kopie werk so leka nie my kleintjie. Hy mag seker sy naam maak net wat hy wil. Blerri boesman

      james.eayrs - 2012-07-25 12:50

      @ cape.maori - No explanation required. Can't help if you miss the obvious and there's no medicine for that either.

      Paul - 2012-07-25 15:45

      @ Cape Maori. You are a moron. As I've told you before, you do not 'win' a team, because that implies that you are allowed to keep them after the contest; you BEAT a team. Secondly, how can you counter our argument over bad reffing, with one of your very own? You say we are wrong to blame Bryce Lawrence, A New Zealander, who assisted the All Blacks by giving them weaker opposition, yet in the same breath you complain that you would have beaten us in PE if it weren't for the TMO!! and losing 18-5 is NOT 'almost klapping', unless you are the team that scored the 18! Then I ask you to look back to the 2007 World Cup semi final, where your beloved All Blacks lost, with 66% possession, because on ONE missed forward pass! Boy, you guys have never forgotten that. But Bryce Lawrence, who, according to unbiased international press (ask someone to teach you to find it) made 47 mistakes in one game. That was of course after apologising to Australia for cocking up their game against Ireland, thereby 'arranging' for us to meet Australia in the quarter final. And after the game, the IRB started working him out, because of the likes of people like us who just would not let it go. Tell you anything? So Cape Maori, please do us a favour anf f*** off to the land of the long' previously-advantage' cloud and leave us alone!!

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 16:42

      @Paul - you are a funny girl!!

      gungets.tuft - 2012-07-25 17:14

      Cape Maori - funny you should talk about birth right. Do you have one. Where were you born? Why do you set yourself such low standards - 2012-07-25 21:15

      Cape Maori just goes to show how little you know about your sport the NZ Cricket team is the Black Caps not the all blacks, and the South African rugby team is the Springboks not Proteas.

      Caleb - 2012-07-26 04:09

      For God sakes Paul, there is no conspiracy, stop what your smoking man, it was a bad reffing day by Bryce Lawrence, no-one is disputing that, but to say he cheated for the Ab's is as absurd as your rant. If you had any knowledge about rugby then you would know so.

  • devileigh - 2012-07-25 09:34

    Just as I thought that i'm going to sober up.This hits me.Damn you Lawrence!!!!!Going to miss you,not...

  • schalk.vanschalkwyk.16 - 2012-07-25 09:37

    at last !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • andrew.arde - 2012-07-25 09:39

    Some of the best news I've heard since October 2011!

  • Alan - 2012-07-25 09:40

    Maybe Bryce can now move over to training blind referees. He sure is qualified enough.

      robert.m.sylvester - 2012-07-25 15:26

      poor blind Bryce?

      Paul - 2012-07-25 15:47

      I have to object to that statement... blind referees deserve much more credit :)

  • viva.lebok - 2012-07-25 09:40

    The NZ will surely miss their ref of the year. The NZRU is just as bad as Bryce Lawrence for naming BL ref of the year after such a poor performance

  • hallo.daar.56 - 2012-07-25 09:42

    Too little too late.

      arthur.j.ware - 2012-07-25 11:17

      Better late than never I suppose, but it still sucks that it touke them so long

  • jmexsen - 2012-07-25 09:44

    This is the best news ever!!

  • pieter.diesnor - 2012-07-25 09:52

    Directly from EWN Sport: CAPE TOWN - The South Africa, New Zealand and Australia Rugby (SANZAR) Head of Referees Lyndon Bray has exclusively confirmed with Eyewitness News Sport that New Zealand referee Bryce Lawrence's Test career is all but over. The International Rugby Board (IRB) removed Lawrence from its elite panel of referees in March for future Test matches. This, after the furore surrounding his performance in the World Cup semi-final between South Africa and Australia in October 2011. Bray told Eyewitness News Sport that Lawrence's Test career was over. “From an IRB perspective he has not been selected in the test. There’s a decision that we as selectors in the IRB made back in March. His time is over at that level.” Bray said that while Lawrence is still involved in Super Rugby his refusal to South Africa means that him getting back into the Test fold is highly unlikely. Firstly, his test career is ALL BUT OVER. Then it is over. Who are these crappy reporters??

      justin.hawthorne.750 - 2012-07-25 10:05

      On top of what you say, Lawrence did not ref a semi-final. The match in question was actually the quarter-final.

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-07-25 17:05

      Ja,,jy het dit nou al twee keer hier op die blog vermeld ou snorretjies,dan klets jy vir so lank ook nog.Ek lees nie opstelle nie.

  • NEHEMIAHcapetown - 2012-07-25 09:57

    Justice will prevail.! He deserves this decision. Viva Peter de Villiers, Viva Springboks.!

      charlesdumbwin.dumbwin - 2012-07-25 10:05

      Yeah! Viva Peter de... Sorry, what?

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:10

      Fatty how did you stop eating long enough to type?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:55

      marnus norval just brightened my day - legendary

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:59

      They see me trollin', they hatin'

      felix.feline.3 - 2012-07-25 11:51

      Hey Marnus, nice sister you got there. You really should check you privacy settings before you get creeper stalked.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 12:12

      I dont have a sister felix mohahah idiot.

      felix.feline.3 - 2012-07-25 14:57

      So sorry, cousin then. By the way quite rich throwing out the fatty insults podge boy.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-25 16:11

      mar(a)nus... You should've typed: "They see me movin', they celebratin'."

  • paul.sdoow - 2012-07-25 10:22

    give that man, Lyndon Bray, a bells!

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:33

      give paul woods a p0esklap

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:37

      Nee moet hom nie met n p0es klap nie hy gaan dit like. klap hom met n slap voel.

      paul.sdoow - 2012-07-25 12:05

      you upset you didn't cum first again? no worries i am sure you will get the next one Turdis! by the way tom you dropped your lipstick , pick it up

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 12:20

      Give paul a bells. Pfft Homophobic?

  • peter.britz1 - 2012-07-25 10:25

    A case of a job well done. The turd has served his masters well. What a jerk!

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-07-25 17:32

      No,not so well done after all.We need someone to hate.

  • mvw74 - 2012-07-25 10:29

    Excellent News!! Finally the plank is gone for good!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • dudley.meredith - 2012-07-25 10:32

    i hope he burns in hell

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:39

      How christian of you. I guess you will go to church on sunday and pretend you did nothing wrong whole week.

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-07-25 17:37

      Nah Dudley.The devil gaved him a sack of coal and told him to start his own busi'ness.

  • dudley.meredith - 2012-07-25 10:32

    i hope he burns in hell

  • Tilt777 - 2012-07-25 10:38

    Oh yes please

  • abe1wp - 2012-07-25 10:39

    The best news ever. Well done Lyndon Bray.

  • James - 2012-07-25 10:43


      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:47

      Someone hit him, his brain is stuck again.

  • leon.leroux - 2012-07-25 10:46

    Bryce is a perfect case study for aspiring referees - How NOT to apply any IRB rules in 80 minutes and still be crowned as NZ No1 ref

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-25 16:24

      That's strange, seems mar(a)nus is lost for words (or is that sarcasm) on this comment. What's wrong Podgy? Gone for a putt-putt break? Again?

  • hendrik.schutte.3152 - 2012-07-25 10:48

    If this news item is true and correct it HAS to rate right up there with the Cricket win as "the best news of the week". Here's hoping it is not a myth.

  • johnson - 2012-07-25 10:49


  • wayne.vandriel - 2012-07-25 10:49

    Karma is a bitch

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 10:51

      Karma is a bitch mmm.. dont think ive heard that one before... 10/10 for originality

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:55

      its as good as give that man a bells. F me

  • Trevor - 2012-07-25 10:57

    That deserves a celebration!! goodbye plonker

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 10:58

      who is going to break out the give that man a bells line next?

  • mqokeleli.mredlana - 2012-07-25 11:00

    Hooray!!! minus 1 problem!!!

  • mahomedrafeek.goolam - 2012-07-25 11:02

    Please let him visit South Africa,I know a few people who want to show him our Big 5.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 11:04

      Ok what exactly do you mean with big 5? caus im pretty sure its curry related

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 11:07


      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 11:08

      quote of the week goes to marnus

  • charl.koegelenberg - 2012-07-25 11:05

    Sa have only themselfs to blame for the the lost. What happend to there boring drop goal rugby that thay always play. If you have 70% position of the ball I'm sure thay could have gotten a few drops over. And even if thay have won the game there was no way thay would have beaten the All Blacks

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 11:11

      *themselves *the loss *their *they *possession *they *they *had

      jimmy.pop.142 - 2012-07-25 11:12

      learn to spell you douche

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 11:21

      Best of all news24 gives you a chance to correct you horrible spelling.

      gawie.krotz - 2012-07-25 12:10

      Have to agree with you charl...if only we could have played more rugby and stop kicking our ball away..I believe in faith and I believe that if the Boks have beaten the wallabies they would have lost to NZ in the semi-finals,everything happens for a reason..let's learn to forget and live with it just like NZ did a few years back when they got beaten by France.

      om.nom.nom.01 - 2012-07-25 16:39

      mar(a)nus... best you use "your" chance then, nê?

      theunis.botha.96 - 2012-07-25 17:52

      Dit was Morne Steyn wat gespeel het onthou,nie Jannie De Beer.

      Caleb - 2012-07-26 04:19

      Finally some sense Charl, this is rare on this forum. No-one was disputing SA was hard done by, but the best teams still should win by playing the right rugby. This was the case when we lost to France and the 'forward pass' incident. Back then the Ab's should not have let France get that close, so we only have ourselves to blame. Im afraid your sentiments are not shared by most on here, but you are spot on and obviously have a true understanding of how rugby works.

  • mlucejko - 2012-07-25 11:06

    As they say in the UK... Bryce Lawrence.. Not fit for purpose !!

  • roiboss - 2012-07-25 11:20

    thank god he is gone he cost us our title

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:38

      you mean you went from a mister to a missus?

  • RemoteMedic - 2012-07-25 11:21

    Damn finally they are waking up!!! Good news!

  • elandrevanwyk.m - 2012-07-25 11:24

    ekt n vraag. . kan daar nie plan gmak word om\r\nmense soos cape.maori en marnusmnorval van\r\ndie website af t kry nie. . .hulle is duidelik nog nie\r\nvolwasse genoeg om deel te wees van n publieke\r\nforum nie

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 11:27

      Why? Is that because we do not agree with the "baas" mentality? hahahaha- vat so, jou d....

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 11:27

      Ag nee man hoekom post jy op 2 plekke? "En om kwaad teraak oor n game wat n jaar terug gebeur het is so mature? Om tese die ou moet SA toe kom dat hy "reg gesien" kan word is so mature? Double standards baby doll. En jy't die vraag teken vergeet. "

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 11:53

      Ai elandre ekt so gehoop jy sal reply.

  • denny.cray - 2012-07-25 11:25

    Ah well, enjoy the schadenfreude SA. I said at the time that his performance would cost him a lot more than it would cost the average SA supporter. Our team lost a game, he screwed up his career. The right result in the end but no cause for celebration as I see it. We still lost. Hopefully his replacement will be better.

  • leonard.riggien - 2012-07-25 11:29

    Knowing the IRB He will probably become the next Head of Referees ; Following after the great Paddy "no Brain."

  • louis.nel.7927 - 2012-07-25 11:38

    Thank You for leaving Bryce

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-25 13:54

      Has the evil axis of Paddy O'Brien/Bryce Lawrence finaly tilted ?

  • Boy - 2012-07-25 11:47

    Now get him out of Superrugby too please

  • markiemark101 - 2012-07-25 11:48

    At last I can enjoy rugby again and not worry about the referee changing the outcome of the game. This is probably the highlight of my year so far. Cheers Bryce, go join the politicians now, it where you belong.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 11:51

      I guess you didnt watch most of the super rugby games

  • mahlangu.bobo - 2012-07-25 11:50

    Good riddance to bad.... I'm not sad to see his back.

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 14:39


  • andrew.niedermeyer.1 - 2012-07-25 11:56

    So are NZ going to give the cup up................ no didn't think so. He got paid and help by the IRB..... new Zealand ref of the year last year............................... and they dropped him so quickly what an embarrassment to world rugby............ the whole of the IRB SHOULD GO...........

  • edwardsch - 2012-07-25 11:56

    GOOD RIDDANCE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Go ref school boy rugby and hope they don't give you a smack on the head for your inept performances !!!!!!!!!!!!

  • roy.wadhams.1 - 2012-07-25 11:59

    That is not the only rehabilitation he needs. Because of what he did causing us to lose against the Aussies,something that Lyndon Bray is now aware of,he should be made to apologize in all the newspapers in Australia,New Zealand & South Africa and then be banished from all involvement in Rugby.

  • andrew.niedermeyer.1 - 2012-07-25 12:04

    Really why ????????????????? wasn't he New Zealand ref of the year last year................hahahahah, this cost South Africa in the world cup.

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 12:06

      hahahahahah.. you crack me up..

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 12:14

      LOL - the bokkies cost SA a semi against the mighty AB on Eden Park! Did Bryce Lawrence pull an Aussie player down? Did BL run from his own goal line aka Skalk Burger? Did BL injure the overrrated Prussouw? Move on boys and girls, the bokkies were lucky against Wales and Manu Samoa and were showed up against the Aussies. How many of you remember the Aussies klapping the bokkies / proteas in Durban prior to the world cup? Thought so, the proteas record against the Aussies in the last 6 games is pathetic.

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-25 12:52

      Sorry again for the loss of your spiritual leader man . . . .

      shaun.reece.3 - 2012-07-25 12:58

      Ape Maori if youre really a Maori then youre ugly asd f#ck and no chix will touch you here, remember the u20 AB had to rape to get any. Do us a fovor and off yourself.

      edwardsch - 2012-07-25 13:00

      @cape.maori - When do you leave for your new life in NZ? They are welcome to you and your lack of patriotism. It is time that you got over yourself and grew a spine. L O S E R ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 13:59

      Shaun. He was proven innocent. you idiot. TEll your gf PENI DILDO. she smells like fish and tastes like chicken

      shaun.reece.3 - 2012-07-25 14:31

      Thanx Mr Anus, ja like your mom! She likes dildos too but her cun.t smells like sh*it cos you came out of it. Go piss of to NZ you rubbish!

  • andre.oosthuizen.182 - 2012-07-25 12:14

    Ag shame ...

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 12:15

      Who are you going to blame when the bokkies / proteas lose this year? Think you can blame Divvy and the government! lol

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-25 12:51

      Sorry again for the loss of your spiritual leader man . . . .

  • ajcvdw - 2012-07-25 12:14

    Amazing. The guy screws the defending world champs and gets awarded NZ referee of the year. He screws the Crusaders and gets axed from test rugby. Not Super 15 rugby, TEST rugby! How clear is it that they practice double standards against anything New Zealand / Crusaders / Richie McCaw?

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 12:20

      The moral of the story, don't screw real champions!

      press.enter.12 - 2012-07-25 12:50

      Sorry again for the loss of your spiritual leader man . . . .

  • morne.nel.779 - 2012-07-25 12:26

    To late already robed us of a world cup

      marnusmnorval - 2012-07-25 12:30

      hahahahhahahhahaahhahahahaahahahhahahahhahahahhahahahhaha pffffftttttt

      cape.maori - 2012-07-25 12:30

      Robed? What the hell is that?

      tom.tardis - 2012-07-25 12:57

      it means he wore a robe