RUCK N ROLL
GAVIN RICH: Hansen deserves a yellow card too, given Sanzaar’s media policy
It may worry the New Zealand coach that the Kiwis are giving away more penalties than usual in Super Rugby, given they have a World Cup to defend
Justifiable concern has been expressed over the quality of some of the refereeing by SA officials taking charge of Super Rugby games inside the country, but the one question that hasn’t been asked but should be is, what the heck does it have to do with Steve Hansen? And a follow up question — given how ready Sanzaar normally are to sanction any kind of media comment seen to be critical of a referee or judiciary process (just ask Schalk Brits) why wasn’t the All Black coach in hot water for comments that pretty much implied bias among SA referees? I am not disagreeing with Hansen. There should be concern when one team is awarded 48 penalties in three games when the opposition sides have only been awarded six. And Egon Seconds has now more than made up to the Lions fans for the mistakes he made that may or may not have cost the Lions a win in Cape Town in round two of Super Rugby. I use the words “may or may not have” for there is a selectivity in criticism of referees that ofte...