It is really interesting to see that there is another coach that has also been banned not that well publicised.
Ronan O Garra from La Rochelle has had several suspension over the past year, 4 to be exact. He has been fined as well banned for 10 weeks, not allowed to coach for a touchline incident with a French ref.
Now, we see this a lot in Football, I hate it when both coaches and players can't control themselves and decent down on the ref with a barrage of verbal abuse.
We saw Bongi chirping the ref and told him to ref both sides. The ref was very lenient with him but he should have been penalised.
I want to see more players getting penalised for chirping the ref, this needs to end, now!
On the other hand, Rassie is not the only one. Especially when it is as clear as day light that the refs, I mean all 4 refs on the day can miss vital mistakes.
I know Rassies burner account has been making the rounds TAS, on YouTube but there were some shockers too to look at. Italians not throwing the ball in 5m, very clear, Willie getting shoulder charged to the head for and off the ball, players being clearly offside from a kick chase. It is madness.
So, on one hand, even though I think Rassie is windgat, the refs seem to enjoy the protection of the ammeter rules. Protective species.
But I also normally hate it when a ref dictates the game that they take centre stage and all you hear is the refs whistle.
World rugby need to sort out the rules, create a better open and transparent review system of the refs. After all, players and coaches are under scrutiny.
They figured it out in tennis, Football has now gotten better with VAR, cricket has gotten way better for it. Even though the dodgy Indians still protest it given that they are serial moaners and intimidators of umpires. Excessive appeals.
It is so easy to create an AI that can follow the offside line, faster to pick up off the ball incident and penalise teams.
World Rugby is in serious trouble if they don't modernise