Bryce Lawrence back in action

2012-04-02 15:37

Cape Town - SANZAR and Game Manager, Lyndon Bray, has confirmed the referee appointments for Round 7 through to Round 10 of this year's Super Rugby season.

Referee appointments Round 7-10
Bryce Lawrence, who has been sidelined with an injury in recent weeks, will control the opening match of Round 7 on Thursday, April 5, when the Rebels host the Blues at AAMI Park.
Glen Jackson will referee this week’s first New Zealand Conference match on Friday, April 6, with the Hurricanes returning to New Plymouth for the first time since March 2009 when they host the Sharks.
The South African Conference commences with the first of two matches, on Saturday, April 8, with a derby between the Cheetahs and Lions in Johannesburg.
Bray said the appointments were based on thorough analysis and reviews held weekly over the first month and a half of Super Rugby.
“These appointments largely affect the form of referees over the first six weeks,” Bray said.
“The Super Rugby referees undergo weekly reviews and we track the outcomes that every referee achieves on the field, which is primarily measured through the ‘Big 5’ priorities.”
“So far we are happy that the key performance indicators are improving week to week, with consistent improvements, especially with the first hit for scrum engagements.”
The 'Big 5' Priorities are:
Tackle: aim - 70% ball available within 3 seconds
Scrum: aim - 70% of scrums completed on the first hit
Ball in Play: aim - 35-40 minutes per game
Offside at Ruck: aim - less than 5 per game
Turnovers at Tackle: aim - 90% accuracy by player & referee


  • stoute.babuseng - 2012-04-02 15:47

    why is this incompetent fool back

      francois.stemmet1 - 2012-04-02 15:53

      Well, if Craig Joubert can hold a whistle, this incompetent fool can hold one too.

      Tertius - 2012-04-02 16:07

      i agree francois, joubert has been openly pro bulls for years, saturday's game included! They should both be deemed unfit to ref a game!

      Marko - 2012-04-02 16:13

      Yes Francois, I thought I was the only person who saw how biast Craig Joibert was towards the Stormers on Saterday. These youngsters who never even played any senior club or even semi professional rugby. It's a disgrace that Bryce even got rewarded as NZ ref of the year.

      CharlesDumbwin - 2012-04-02 16:21

      Shame, I guess the Rebels will lose that game.

      Squeegee - 2012-04-02 17:17

      Ag nee man...

      Anton - 2012-04-03 15:26

      @Marko and Tertius, i never saw Francois made any comments about a specific team. Maybe he is a stormer supporter that saw all the mistakes made by our own Bryce Lawrence. Seems the Stormer supporters wants to justify blatant mistakes. Lets just sit down and look at all the facts of Saturdays game. Both sides were robust (and thats good for the game- no sissies allowed ) Both sides were warned right at the beginning, so please guys please act like intelligent people

  • Nigel - 2012-04-02 15:47

    I hope this is a belated April fools joke

  • Angela - 2012-04-02 15:48

    What? Bryce spent his ill-gotten gains already has he?

  • Frans - 2012-04-02 15:52

    Today is the 2nd of April and you guys are still making April fool jokes. Huh?!! It's NOT a joke? Sorry SA teams, we're officially f*#*#d.

      Jet - 2012-04-02 19:20

      They should send him to ref a Bulls match at Loftus...that'll sort him out ...ouch...!

  • Rudie - 2012-04-02 16:02

    DAFUQ IS THIS???????

  • Morne - 2012-04-02 16:03

    Hope he grew his hair ells he will not make it through OR Tambo International we will be waiting !

  • Saffa - 2012-04-02 16:13

    Hope the Stormers get him, they've gotten away with murder against all 3 SA teams they've played so far

      Saffa - 2012-04-02 16:30

      BWHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA - think pink Dr van Zyl, think pink.

      AdamdeSwardt - 2012-04-02 16:32

      haha tipies pienk ondersteuners,kan nie hulle pak vat nie!

      Heiku - 2012-04-02 16:33

      why dont you just change your password this is retarded

      Heiku - 2012-04-02 16:34

      Maybe you are just insane. In which case carry on I got no problem with that.

      Saffa - 2012-04-02 16:51

      @Heiku - you will see that he has his OWN Facebook profile, and I have mine.....he is Saffa Olivier, and I am Saffa Cat.

      Heiku - 2012-04-02 17:35

      I see... sorry about that. I blame this stupid website! lol

      hoffbrandt.saayman - 2012-04-03 10:11

      You are a balirina suporter you just keep telling yourself the bulls are the best and just mabe you will wake up and forget about the blue bull mantality and wach the game STORMERS STORM VOORT vee die balirinas in pienk uit die prentjie uit

  • Deon - 2012-04-02 16:15

    Saturday is the 7th not the 8th. We wish it could be April's fool but probably not.

      David - 2012-04-02 16:40

      yes and they are playing in Bloemfontein

  • Franklin - 2012-04-02 16:27

    Bryce cant help that the people who appoint him is not capable

      Heiku - 2012-04-02 16:35

      He is corrupt and the people who appoint him might not know

  • catcus1 - 2012-04-02 16:31


  • Hanno - 2012-04-02 16:34

    Who would like to contribute towards a plane ticket for Piet van Zyl ???

  • Neil - 2012-04-02 16:54

    Oh wow, the ozzies will be happy they can win some games now

  • Andre - 2012-04-03 07:41

    Does SANZAR deem it appropriate to put this man, who fails his fitness tests, whose calls on field are judged by his own choices, appropriate just to keep him off field for a while, hoping us South Africans will be simply be okay with it? I hope he gets sodomized with a rugby ball....

  • daniel.mpande - 2012-04-03 14:57

    What rubbish is this. This sounds like a April’s fools prank a day late. If I where home affairs, I would deny him a visa on the basis his safety cannot be guaranteed in SA. We are still dealing with Shrien Dewani the matter and don’t need more ill intentioned people coming through our boarders.

  • evdwesthuizen1 - 2012-04-03 15:11

    Well this clearly biased excuse for a ref, will favor the blues this game. pity the Aussie side.

  • glen.e.huysamer - 2012-04-03 15:21

    It seems that rugby has gone the same way that cricket has. One big fix after the next.

  • andrewplamont - 2012-04-03 15:55

    Oh Dear,Oh Dear. What a disaster for the good name and reputation of the modern game of rugby!!

  • Anton - 2012-04-03 15:59

    Waar blaas ons eie Bryce hierdie naweek, of het hy ook n af naweek waar hy n paar punte kan bymekaar maak om weg te gee iewers.

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