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Uneven structure continues to skew results

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Uneven structure continues to skew results

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: It has increasingly become an odd competition.

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AUDIO: Lions ready to shift into overdrive AUDIO: Lions ready to shift into overdrive

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AUDIO: Lions ready to shift into overdrive

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Lions, having won the South African conference for the third year running, but they know the real work starts now.

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VIDEO: Crusaders were always preparing for Sharks VIDEO: Crusaders were always preparing for Sharks

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VIDEO: Crusaders were always preparing for Sharks

SUPER RUGBY SPOTLIGHT: The Crusaders have been preparing to face the Sharks even before this year's Super Rugby's quarterfinalists were finalised.

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TMO protocols 'clearly not working' says SANZAAR Chief TMO protocols 'clearly not working' says SANZAAR Chief

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TMO protocols 'clearly not working' says SANZAAR Chief

NEWS: SANZAAR Chief Executive Officer Andy Marinos admits that current Television Match Official system is not working.

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For 10 minutes and a two good runs . After that he was no where

As always good insight PF.
What's the inside story on another level being added to refereeing pay grades with a performance clause a bit narrower?

If the Chiefs do the Crusaders in Christchurch they'll do the Lions in Johburg Bay.
I wish it wasn't so but it will take a bit of Devine interventention for the Lions to win it, I wish them well.

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SANZAAR never learn re neutral officials!!! Bit of a joke imo. Just hope all controversy free! otherwise public opinion will be calling for lynching again.

Match Officials for QF.

Match Quarter-Final 2
Hurricanes [4] v Chiefs [5]@ Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Date Friday 20 July
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Glen Jackson
AR1 Nick Briant
AR2 Paul Williams
TMO Glenn Newman


Match Quarter-Final 1
Crusaders [1] v Sharks [8] @ AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Date Saturday 21 July
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Mike Fraser
AR1 Ben O'Keeffe
AR2 Brendon Pickerill
TMO Shane McDermott


Match Quarter-Final 4
Waratahs [3] v Highlanders [6] @ Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Date Saturday 21 July
Kick-off 20:05 local
Referee Angus Gardner
AR1 Nic Berry
AR2 Will Houston
TMO George Ayoub


Match Quarter-Final 3
Lions [2] v Jaguares [7] @ Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Date Saturday 21 July
Kick-off 15:05 local
Referee Jaco Peyper
AR1 Marius van der Westhuizen
AR2 Egon Seconds
TMO Marius Jonker

My two bits: the Jags have made the SA conference A LOT more interesting.

Any and all plans by the Lions, Stomers, Sharks & Bulls have to take into account that they have a rising power in their conference.

They can elevate their game or stand pat. I would not suggest standing pat for 2019.

This conference system needs to be dropped. If they want to keep adding teams than we need to divide this in to two separate leagues. A premier and subdivision with promotion and relagation prospects in place. This is the only way to have a competitive workable system at play. The problem is... Who is decidedly part of the premier division and who is going to be in the subdivision

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What Interesting lad, that Carfer!
Sometimes I perceive him as "the other me" (:

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So why to the Kiwi referees get to come to South Africa and call matches between NZ and SA teams?

They get to call the NZ home matches AND the away ones too.

So where is the home-field advantage for SA teams if the Kiwis get to bring their referees with them?

I can't believe this is allowed to occur. No wonder the Kiwis would prefer it not be discussed.

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For 10 minutes and a two good runs . After that he was no where

As always good insight PF.
What's the inside story on another level being added to refereeing pay grades with a performance clause a bit narrower?

If the Chiefs do the Crusaders in Christchurch they'll do the Lions in Johburg Bay.
I wish it wasn't so but it will take a bit of Devine interventention for the Lions to win it, I wish them well.

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SANZAAR never learn re neutral officials!!! Bit of a joke imo. Just hope all controversy free! otherwise public opinion will be calling for lynching again.

Match Officials for QF.

Match Quarter-Final 2
Hurricanes [4] v Chiefs [5]@ Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Date Friday 20 July
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Glen Jackson
AR1 Nick Briant
AR2 Paul Williams
TMO Glenn Newman


Match Quarter-Final 1
Crusaders [1] v Sharks [8] @ AMI Stadium, Christchurch
Date Saturday 21 July
Kick-off 19:35 local
Referee Mike Fraser
AR1 Ben O'Keeffe
AR2 Brendon Pickerill
TMO Shane McDermott


Match Quarter-Final 4
Waratahs [3] v Highlanders [6] @ Allianz Stadium, Sydney
Date Saturday 21 July
Kick-off 20:05 local
Referee Angus Gardner
AR1 Nic Berry
AR2 Will Houston
TMO George Ayoub


Match Quarter-Final 3
Lions [2] v Jaguares [7] @ Emirates Airline Park, Johannesburg
Date Saturday 21 July
Kick-off 15:05 local
Referee Jaco Peyper
AR1 Marius van der Westhuizen
AR2 Egon Seconds
TMO Marius Jonker
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What Interesting lad, that Carfer!
Sometimes I perceive him as "the other me" (:

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So why to the Kiwi referees get to come to South Africa and call matches between NZ and SA teams?

They get to call the NZ home matches AND the away ones too.

So where is the home-field advantage for SA teams if the Kiwis get to bring their referees with them?

I can't believe this is allowed to occur. No wonder the Kiwis would prefer it not be discussed.

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Sadly, a case like this has been a long time coming. Teams and their doctors have (until very recently) let obviously concussed players carry on playing. That damage will only eventuate later in life, and then the litigation will roll in.
How was Mellet injured, was he driven into at a ruck perhaps...?

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