Wakefield: Stormers robbed by ref!
Cape Town - Western Province Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield is upset with the way Stuart Berry refereed the Lions v Stormers Super Rugby match in Johannesburg this past weekend.
The Lions won an epic encounter 29-22 but it appears the Stormers were not happy with Berry’s performance, especially his policing of the breakdown area.
Wakefield took to Facebook after the game, expressing his disappointment: “I really cannot describe the atmosphere in the change room. Sadness. Disappointment, Robbed!!! We remain gracious in defeat. I have never felt so sad. Have good night’s rest ‘Man in the middle’.”
Then, in an interview with the Cape Times on Sunday, Wakefield said referees should be made more accountable for their actions.
He said referees are "better protected than the rhino".
Wakefield, who was previously the Stormers and WP team manager and then deputy president of the WP Rugby union, was first elected as president in 2012.
In December last year he was re-elected unopposed at the union’s 24th annual general council meeting.
He will serve in his final term for the next three years.