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Goddard’s card games incense Kiwis


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Super 14 on 20 Mar 2009 at 12:36
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Australian referee Matt Goddard’s pedantic behaviour in the Bulls’ 19-14 Super 14 win over the Hurricanes in Wellington on Friday has not only earned him a dubious ‘record’ for most cards in a Super Rugby game, but has incensed the New Zealanders.

Rugby 365 Goddard, who issued five yellow cards (actually six, as the sixth became a red), ensured that for more than 60 minutes of the game there was never a full quota of players on the field.

The Hurricanes played with 14 men for 29 minutes, the Bulls for 65 minutes.

The referee decided that he was going to clean up the game and stuck consistently to his principles, without really producing a game with space and players with confidence. His efforts at reformation did not work.

The recipients of the yellow cards were Pedrie Wannenburg (offside at a ruck, 19th minute), Ma’a Nonu (tackle offence, 28th), Deon Stegmann (tackle offence, 36th), Scott Waldrom (tackle offence, 42nd), Deon Stegmann (dangerous tackle of the spear variety, 49th) and Jason Eaton (stomping, 50th).

The second yellow card for Stegmann equalled a red, which is probably what his tackle on Conrad Smith deserved in any case.

The Bulls flank, Stegmann, will appear before a SANZAR judicial hearing in Wellington on Saturday and may well face a lengthy ban – as his actions not only injured Smith, but looked ugly.

Smith was taken to hospital for X-rays after the sickening hit.

The Hurricanes may well feel more aggrieved about the match official – labelled a “talkaholic ref” by Kiwi commentators – who issued 13 penalties against the home team and just three against the Bulls.

Both captains, Fourie du Preez for the Bulls and Rodney So’oialo for the Hurricanes, were reserved in their comments of the match official – obviously fearing some sanction should they criticize him – but they did speak of their frustrations with the many cards and penalties.

Du Preez praised his team for “showing great character” to hold on while being down a man for most of the match.

“Being a man down and defending a lot makes it a great win,” Du Preez said.

“It is a bit frustrating with the yellow cards, but it goes both ways.

“Every referee blows it differently and you just have to adapt to his game,” the Bulls captain added.

So’oialo spoke of his “disappointment” with the loss and the “frustration to have so many penalties.

He admitted to having had “a few exchanges” with the referee.

“I think the ref just has to go and look how he refereed the game,” the Hurricanes captain said.



39 Comments

  • The second yellow card for Stegmann equalled a red, which is probably what his tackle on Conrad Smith deserved in any case.

    And it was also probably the only card that SHOULD have been given in the game. :mad:

  • Comment 1, posted at 20.03.09 12:49:13 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • stegmann got 2 cards in one game :!: that’s kinda achievement

  • Comment 2, posted at 20.03.09 12:49:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • The Hurricanes may well feel more aggrieved about the match official – labelled a “talkaholic ref” by Kiwi commentators – who issued 13 penalties against the home team and just three against the Bulls.

    :shock: Surely that stat can’t be right?

  • Comment 3, posted at 20.03.09 12:50:22 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • not sure that FdP can play 1 man down card as it looks that exactly same thing happened to hurricanes :lol:

  • Comment 4, posted at 20.03.09 12:50:26 by rekinek Reply
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  • i’ve been challenegd to a game of Wii Bowling,

    Gotta go.

  • Comment 5, posted at 20.03.09 12:52:34 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I haven’t seen Stegman’s alleged spear yet, but by the sounds of things he’s going to get nailed.

  • Comment 6, posted at 20.03.09 12:53:53 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 2) : he gets -20 on FL :)

  • Comment 7, posted at 20.03.09 12:58:33 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) :

    I Got 172 on bowling. :lol:

    Rematch

  • Comment 8, posted at 20.03.09 13:06:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : No more rugby for the day, Cricketers are on lunch, might as well keep us updated with your Wii bowling scores. :lol:

  • Comment 9, posted at 20.03.09 13:09:04 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 8) : cheat :evil:

  • Comment 10, posted at 20.03.09 13:11:10 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : :lol:

    4 strikes in the second leg 2 frames to go.

  • Comment 11, posted at 20.03.09 13:12:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • I win the 2nd game as well

    142 to 140. :grin:

    I WIN I WIN

    Kette Loses!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 20.03.09 13:13:55 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : Aren’t the kids playing? :smile:

  • Comment 13, posted at 20.03.09 13:15:31 by McLovin Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 10) :

    CHEAT?????????

    It’s Wii. I didn’t do a thing!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Except for WIN!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 14, posted at 20.03.09 13:15:52 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :

    No. We want to win now and then :lol:

  • Comment 15, posted at 20.03.09 13:16:42 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 12) : no one likes an arrogant show-off :???: :roll:

  • Comment 16, posted at 20.03.09 13:17:49 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 16) :

    Heheheheh

    Why did the thing call me a turkey?

  • Comment 17, posted at 20.03.09 13:18:57 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 17) : i don’t know, ask your 8 year old, she’s had that a few times before too :wink: :lol: :mrgreen:

  • Comment 18, posted at 20.03.09 13:19:52 by KSA Sharkette Reply

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  • @KSA Sharkette (Comment 18) :

    :lol: :lol:

  • Comment 19, posted at 20.03.09 13:21:11 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Okay and with that we conclude today’s lunch break entertainment

    Kette 0
    Shark 3

  • Comment 20, posted at 20.03.09 13:26:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @robdylan (Comment 7) : ouch.
    i did not watch the game but from the sound of things he will probably get cited so whoever has him will be trading :lol:

  • Comment 21, posted at 20.03.09 13:35:39 by rekinek Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 9) : yip no more rugby for today :sad:
    guess nobody getting up tomorrow morning to watch the freestaters.

  • Comment 22, posted at 20.03.09 13:37:40 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 21) :

    Didn’t watch the Match.
    Didn’t read the article.
    ………. :razz: :roll:

    The Bulls flank, Stegmann, will appear before a SANZAR judicial hearing in Wellington on Saturday and may well face a lengthy ban – as his actions not only injured Smith, but looked ugly.

  • Comment 23, posted at 20.03.09 13:38:09 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 22) :

    I HAVE to get up. :sad:

  • Comment 24, posted at 20.03.09 13:39:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Here is the scary part, if you really want to, you can justify these actions by the ref saying he simply applied the laws.

    He did warn both teams before, and was left with no option but start dishing up cards.

    Some refs ‘manage’ thing better than what Goddard did but tecnically, he was not wrong.

    And I can guarrantee you that is how the refereeing fraternity will defend it too.

  • Comment 25, posted at 20.03.09 13:41:50 by Morné Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 22) : the who? ;)

  • Comment 26, posted at 20.03.09 13:44:42 by robdylan Reply
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  • @Morné (Comment 25) :

    I tend to agree.

    I will never forget, we had a law session in Dbn the one evening and TT’s favourite ref was giving us some feedback from SARU.

    We were discussing the IRB and SARU instruction that referees MUST be strict and penalise teams if the ball is not put in straight. His comment was something along the lines of. “I won’t be the 1st referee to be seen to be doing it though”

    And that sort of sums it up here. The HAS to have been an instruction for this to happen and Goddard has just taken it to the letter of the law where nobody else has dared do it for fear of looking like a Matt Goddard

  • Comment 27, posted at 20.03.09 13:47:01 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Here is an interesting question though.

    HAVE the S14 Law makers who decided to play the inbred ELVs (Ag I mean Hybrid) realised that the FK sanction for infringements at the rucks is cocking the game up completely and are now trying to rectify it?

    Or is Goddard on a crusade to show the FK sanction is cocking the game up?

  • Comment 28, posted at 20.03.09 13:49:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 28) :

    Thats the point KSA and you nailed it.

    It is the inbred laws that has contributed to this situation today, not the ref, he simply applied and acted on what he has been instructed with.

    Its a balls up now doubt, and not good for rugby, and I still think Goddard is a tool, but he did not do much wrong.

  • Comment 29, posted at 20.03.09 13:59:06 by Morné Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : at least reads a blog :razz:

  • Comment 30, posted at 20.03.09 14:02:41 by rekinek Reply
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  • Mind you there were one bigger tool in the game today and that was Murray Mexted…

    Does he know how the laws of the game work?

  • Comment 31, posted at 20.03.09 14:09:04 by Morné Reply
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  • my few cents worth – i like games reffed by mark lawrence because they flow and the reason is because he probably applies new laws sparingly.

  • Comment 32, posted at 20.03.09 14:11:29 by rekinek Reply
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  • Bulls flank Deon Stegmann and Hurricanes lock Jason Eaton will both appear before a SANZAR Judicial Officer, after being cited for separate incidents in Friday’s Super 14 match between the Hurricanes and the Bulls in Wellington.

  • Comment 33, posted at 20.03.09 14:47:20 by McLovin Reply

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  • Please DON’T get me wrong though. I DO like the ELV’s but NOT the Inbred S14 ELV’s

  • Comment 34, posted at 20.03.09 17:24:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 3) :
    I think that stat is wrong. A card for every penalty will surely be bizarre.

  • Comment 35, posted at 21.03.09 02:56:24 by fyndraai Reply
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  • @fyndraai (Comment 35) :

    I agree, but there was also Stegman’s 2nd Yellow Card that did NOT see a penalty given. Play had gone so far ahead that to bring them back for a PK would have been a DISadvantage to the hurricanes.

  • Comment 36, posted at 21.03.09 05:50:35 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • Only watched this match last night & the ref might a have been technically correct. But he came across as an egotistical pedantic little dictator. Not good imo.

  • Comment 37, posted at 21.03.09 08:45:27 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 37) :

    I LOVED :roll: the Way he tuned Eaton “wait here!!!!!” before he gave him the card.

    Guys like this give us a bad name. :sad:

  • Comment 38, posted at 21.03.09 08:50:33 by KSA Shark © Reply

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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 38) : And saying to the players something like ‘I won’t allow you to slow down MY ball’ :shock: :roll:

    Not a good PR exercise for refs.

    Compare him to Mark Lawrence today. Night & Day.

  • Comment 39, posted at 21.03.09 08:56:23 by McLovin Reply

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