All Blacks coach Graham Henry is continuing to apply pressure on the referees, arguing that during this year’s Vodacom Super Rugby tournament they have failed in the most elementary areas.
”You watch the game at the moment; the number of tries being scored from forward passes is ridiculous,” Henry said.
”I just wonder what the guys are doing on the sidelines. It’s diabolical. It doesn’t make any sense.
”They are all trying to do a decent job but they are making mistakes. The mistakes that were made in Brisbane – I don’t necessarily want to pick on Stu – but I wonder if fatigue was to blame.”
Henry was referring to Australian referee Stu Dickinson. The recent Reds-Crusaders game in Brisbane was marred by several refereeing errors that also involved the assistants.
Henry said it was time to consider having substitute referees, ”so we have two different referees running the game, because they do hit the wall”.