Peter Bills: Disjointed Springboks vent fury at ref justice
South Africa 13
Published 26/07/2010 | 05:00
Irish referee George Clancy followed his fellow countryman Alain Rolland into South Africa's bad books with his first performance in a Tri-Nations match, at Brisbane's Suncorp Stadium.
Not without reason, the Springboks raised eyebrows several centimetres and again talked darkly of an Irish referee allowing a home player to escape the sin bin on several occasions.
In Wellington the previous week against the All Blacks, Rolland had been unduly lenient with Richie McCaw's frequent offsides at the breakdown. Yet he sin-binned Springbok lock Danie Rossouw for a first offence.