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Nov 13, 2022, 21:36

A video from this YouTube account pops up in my wall feed a few hours after each test match.

It seems Rassie immediately creates a video of referee errors after each Bok test.
But instead of reporting them to IRB, he creates these anonymous videos on social media.

Nov 13, 2022, 21:45

Erasmus is immature. An embarrassment. 

Nov 13, 2022, 22:25

Wonder if the rest of the coaches start posting videos or acting like him. 

There are always contentious decisions in games. Some days you are on the right side and other days you are not. 

Nov 13, 2022, 22:32

A case in point was the Willemse penalty… prior to the French infraction Arendse in effect tripped the Frog who had broken free of the tackle and Arendse brought him down by using his legs…a trip.

If you review any of these games there are plenty of instances where we benefit. The suits know this but can’t put out that counter tape…it confirms the game is too complicated at real speed to ref without error.

Nov 14, 2022, 03:04

Kolbe was handed off by what looked like a forearm to the throat, but then a bit later in the game, the same situation happened in reverse. 

Watch: Kolbe bounces back-row bruiser

Nov 14, 2022, 08:27

Whoever is behind TAS, it started off interesting, but now it's just a ref whinge time and again.

Nov 14, 2022, 09:14

Shark, you can’t extend your fist or elbow outward…but if you’re holding the ball like Kolbe is here, that’s no problem.

Something i’ve thought is that one team should always play in white.

Anyone ever notice how much easier it is to keep track of things when England and the ABs play? A simple thing like color contrast makes things a lot easier to follow.

Rugby isn’t easy to officiate, and that’s exactly why it needs more TV ref intervention and not less.

Nov 14, 2022, 13:12

You can extend your forearm, but if someone intentionally struck the tackler in the throat with their forearm it would be foul play. 

I think Bismark Duplessis did this against Dan Carter about 10 years ago 

Although, if it was by accident which is almost certain, it would probably be fine. But, Rassie was showing videos of the 1st incident against Kolbe , but failed to also show this incident which was similar. 

Nov 14, 2022, 13:14

Anytime a referee is in charge of a Boks game, they are going to be concerned about the next Rassie videos criticizing them shortly after the match floating around the internet.

It will turn the IRB and refs against the Boks.  

Nov 14, 2022, 16:02

I go back to using computers to aid in officiating. 

They don't even need to put trackers on players these days. They could feed a few of the camera angles to a computer that uses the images to track players and the ball. 

To me, using computers to take a load of grunt-work off of refs will not only eradicate some bum calls but will also assist refs in performing better since they could focus more concisely on the bits that we still need a human to officiate.

I don't agree with the stance that cricket and rugby are different and so even though cricket is better off since DRS it doesn't mean rugby would be. Fixing 50% of the issues present in officiating rugby has nothing to do with how well cricket officiating was or wasn't solved. 

But even if we don't ever use computers, could we at least make more efficient use of the tv ref? Nothing about when the TV ref can and can't interfere makes sense to me. It'll only ever make full sense once the TV ref is allowed to intervene whenever he sees an infringement or that the on-field ref has made a mistake.

In rugby, officiating is always a problem. 

"you have to play the ref" - no! you have to play rugby.

"you should be able to win despite the ref" no! you should be able to win despite the opposition's best efforts.

"it swings in roundabouts" Okay...show me the stats.

"refs are part of rugby tradition" Who cares?

"there will always be mistakes" Why bother ever fixing or bettering anything then?

Nov 14, 2022, 16:05

"You can extend your forearm"

I know. I mean that you can't extend your arm or elbow out in front of you to strike a player in the face or throat.

But if you are holding the ball you can hold it in any position that you like, and move it into any other position, before or during a tackle, and cannot be penalised as a result.

Nov 15, 2022, 06:57

A hearty congratulations Rassie for calling out the incompetent corrupt refs biased against the Boks. Keep up the great work Rassie. Every time you do you shame  the Bok haters here and elsewhere.

Another thing you should do Rassie is look at the sentences given out for similar offences. Another area of bias will be revealed no doubt. Remember this issue being discussed when it was found the wee abs were getting off with much lighter sentences than the Boks? 

Congrats here to Plum on his excellent post. The fact is a biased ref can easily ref you out of a game. The closer the game the easier it gets. Anybody with half a brain knows that but they like to pretend it's fine and on no evidence claim the mistakes always balance themselves out in the end. Bwahahahahaha hilarious stuff from the bent oaks who post here. 

But it's not only being bent that is at play here its rank cowardice. If you criticize the ref you might be seen as a winger  something no snowflake could bear the pain of. Hahahahahaha. 

For these snowflakes it's a case of having to accept whatever is placed before you. And it's not just rugby how about the official narrative that the deadly jabs are safe and effective. Or what about accepting the results of the massive rigging of the 2020 and 2022 US election - some astonishing data is coming out. Or how about the deadly made climate change lie now underlining the GLOBALIST WEF planned economic collapse as they go to war on energy

Of course it's not only being bent or cowardly its also being a deliberate deceiver or liar.  So we have people knowingly supporting bias or cooking as they like the agenda. They like the Boks being Crooked out as it helps them in their crusade against Rassie and to hell with truth. They support the lies regarding Plandemic, deadly jabs, climate change, war on energy, Ukraine war, rigged elections etc, because they think depopulation, world government etc is the way to go. 

Honest, courageous men like Rassie are much needed. I welcome other coaches doing what he does. Bring all the incompetence, cheating out into the open. Find a solution. 

Other coaches don't have this sort of courage. I suspect if they attempted a reply to Rassie in games they play against the Boks they wouldn't find nearly as much. But let's see. 

Sorry to all those not wanting to rock the boat and wanting to continue  enjoying rigged matches but honest people want honest competent reffing. That is not going to change no matter how much you squeal about Rassie. Bwahahahahaha. 


Nov 15, 2022, 10:29

So, i checked...

"Can the TMO intervene on any matter they like?

No, the TMO in rugby is basically restricted to two crucial areas:

1. The scoring of a try, whether the grounding of the ball or the build-up to the try. Any infringement within the two phases prior to a try would render it illegal.

A referee can also use the TMO’s help to ascertain whether a kick went between the posts, but that’s quite a rare occurrence.

2. Possible foul play. The TMO is free to communicate with the referee at any time if he sees something he suspects is foul play. Equally, the referee can ask the TMO to look at an incident, either while the game continues or after stopping play...

...But there are instances of TMOs trying to persuade a referee to change his mind. If they say “Would you like to look at it again?”, it suggests they think the ref has made the wrong call. And if they say “Those are all the angles”, it means they’re not sure so it’s over to you, ref!"

Nov 15, 2022, 21:13

With all the money in the game, one should think there should be formal refereeing colleges formal 3 year tertiary qualifications...but noo!!

Nov 15, 2022, 22:10

Rassie looks like he is in trouble again with the IRB.

He is destroying his own reputation as a coach, and not making a good image of the Boks. 

Nov 16, 2022, 10:21

Plum, I read the same piece of info you did but then went on the Rugby Laws site and it appears to contradict what you are saying. It’s a tad confusing but appears to allow the TMO to basically interfere wherever he likes if he sees anything that he considers an infringement or wrong call. Whilst the law seems to back up what you say initially, there is a further addendum to it titled TMO Protocol which appears to give the TMO a free hand to meddle. If you have time, have a gander and let me know your thoughts.

Nov 16, 2022, 13:54

That is a recent addendum. As usual with the world of rugby, it may stick or not.

Nov 16, 2022, 14:00

Anytime a referee is in charge of a Boks game, they are going to be concerned about the next Rassie videos criticizing them shortly after the match floating around the internet.

It will turn the IRB and refs against the Boks. 

It wont happen so soon.

Rugby is a highly political game and SA rugby due to the fear around their imminent collapse have understood how to profit.

The former head coach knows the political arcanes. Out of a suspension, he is already at taunting the IRB, escalating things and mocking them.

He will be punished eventually as he keeps pushing lines and crossing the newly set boundaries.

Not without having confirmed SA rugby special status relative to authorities. SA rugby can afford a lot, authorities can not afford a lot to punish the infringements. They fear too much the replications and the consequences on the health of SA rugby.

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