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‘Bad refereeing’ costs Bulls


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Bulls, In the news, Super 14 on 2 Apr 2009 at 06:34
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The interpretation of laws by referees is still the biggest problem confronting the Bulls in the Super14, with or without the ELVs.

JJ Harmse writes in Rapport that it therefore remains the team’s biggest challenge to ensure they adapt quickly and Friday against the Crusaders in Christchurch will be no exception, according to Bulls coach Frans Ludeke.

The Bulls have suffered from strange refereeing decisions the past two weeks.

First Matt Goddard completely lost the plot in the game against the Hurricanes and last weekend they struggled to gain possession as Vinny Munroe did not control the breakdowns well.

The Bulls were waiting for the referee to penalise Adam Thomson and his team-mates, but he never did it. Before they knew it the score was 19-5 to the Highlanders.

“We had not taken such a hiding at the breakdowns for some time. It just confirmed the lottery of the ELVs again,” said Ludeke.

“The problem is that you stand back and don’t want to take the law into your own hands, but then it costs you the game in any event.”

Ludeke has included Danie Rossouw as flank, but will be happy that Munroe is merely a touch judge. Craig Joubert will referee the game.

Ludeke believes the Crusaders, who traditionally start slowly, don’t have many weaknesses.

Crusaders No 8 Thomas Waldrom has said that they are planning to take the Bulls on up front.

“It’s a very physical side. I think the Highlanders did us a favour with the manner in which they stopped the Bulls’ momentum. We will look at similar ways of keeping them in check,” he said.

The Crusaders are still without All Black captain Richie McCaw, with scrumhalf Andy Ellis also injured.

Kahn Fotuali’i is set to be Stephen Brett’s halfback partner. George Whitelock is back on the flank.



44 Comments

  • cry me a river

  • Comment 1, posted at 02.04.09 08:09:49 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) :

    I actually agree with Ludeke and JJ.

    JJ is my hero!!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 2, posted at 02.04.09 08:21:29 by wpw Reply
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  • Ha, ha, on Mondays Superrugby a Bulls fan from Toti phoned in bitching about the terrible ref costing the Bulls the game, his closing remarks though were more telling than his observations of the game, being something like “Its not fair, these Sharks supporters are giving me gas” said in Afrikaans. He was really more concerned about the ribbing than the result.

  • Comment 3, posted at 02.04.09 08:28:21 by Salmonoid Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 1) : A ref and blind assistant cost the Sharks the Super 14 title in 2007…Guess who was the opposition :?: So cry me a river, I second that :evil:

  • Comment 4, posted at 02.04.09 08:36:14 by Charlie Reply

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  • They have been complaining about the ELVs since they were introduced. But instead of sorting it out and adapting, the do as Pieter Dirk Uys suggested, “Adapt or die” and they have died.

    An oxwagon moves a lot slower than a Ferrari and the Highlanders were driving a Red one!

  • Comment 5, posted at 02.04.09 09:25:45 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : dude… the amount of stirring you’re doing today, you’re going to wear out your lepel…

    Just don’t cry when some okes take you seriously…

  • Comment 6, posted at 02.04.09 09:28:26 by robdylan Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 2) : They sound a lot like Benitez after a loss :twisted:

  • Comment 7, posted at 02.04.09 09:29:15 by Rahul Reply

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  • Boo – hoo …. :roll:

    @Rahul (Comment 7) :
    Can’t remember what Rafa sounds like after a loss…it’s been a long time…please make another example… :razz:

  • Comment 8, posted at 02.04.09 09:32:58 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 8) : Not to worry… coming soon to a T.V. near you.

  • Comment 9, posted at 02.04.09 09:35:30 by Rahul Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 8) : :lol: but that was funny

  • Comment 10, posted at 02.04.09 09:36:09 by Rahul Reply

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  • Did you see this??????? From Skysports

    Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez admits that he considered quitting Anfield before signing a new long-term deal.

  • Comment 11, posted at 02.04.09 09:38:55 by Rahul Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 8) :

    At least Rafa attends the post match interviews unlike Sir Alex when they lost 1-4 against us AT OLD TRAFFORD!!! :twisted:

  • Comment 12, posted at 02.04.09 09:45:37 by wpw Reply
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  • Shame. Next they’ll complain that they lost ’cause they weren’t allowed to play sokkie treffers over the stadium speakers. :roll:

  • Comment 13, posted at 02.04.09 09:48:14 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 11) :

    So? :roll:

  • Comment 14, posted at 02.04.09 09:53:09 by blackshark Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 13) :
    :lol:

    Like Naka said ” We can’t win without the Bloemfontein crowd”?

  • Comment 15, posted at 02.04.09 09:54:02 by blackshark Reply

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  • @wpw (Comment 12) : Sir Alex is setting you up for a champions league humiliation! (This is going to come back to haunt me isn’t it?)

  • Comment 16, posted at 02.04.09 09:54:41 by Rahul Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 15) : Crowd? I suppose in Bloem 15 people is a crowd. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 02.04.09 09:57:03 by McLovin Reply

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  • @Rahul (Comment 16) :

    Well…you called it…

  • Comment 18, posted at 02.04.09 09:57:30 by blackshark Reply

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  • Shouldn’t the heading be ‘Bad refereeing costed the Bulls’? :mrgreen: :wink:

  • Comment 19, posted at 02.04.09 09:58:15 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 17) : And 20 is a carnival… :lol:

  • Comment 20, posted at 02.04.09 09:58:18 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 14) : Why would he want to quit?

  • Comment 21, posted at 02.04.09 09:59:18 by Rahul Reply

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  • Thanks to google I found a country sokkie cd. :shock: :lol:

  • Comment 22, posted at 02.04.09 10:11:36 by McLovin Reply

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  • This is an actual cd. No Jokes. Double CD nogal.

    Blaas My Bal Op/Kielie My Mielie .

    Disk 1 : Blaas My Bal Op
    1. Blaas My Bal Op
    2. Waar gaa´t jy nou
    3. Sy Laat My Jodel
    4. Boude Sonder Puisies
    5. Maak Haar Eina
    6. Juffrou gee daai kinders gas
    7. Alles
    8. Lekker vet pens
    9. Ek En My Meisie 2
    10. Gat In Die Grond
    11. Boude
    12. In die somertyd
    13. Leon Schuster medley:
    13.1 Drieë, Drieë
    13.2 Pale Toe
    13.3 Op Loftus
    14. Baba Boogie
    15. Laat staan allie dinge
    Disk 2 : Kielie My Mielie
    1. Kielie My Mielie
    2. Pappa ek wil ´n vrou hê
    3. Roll Out My Barrel
    4. Lekkerkry Op Fyndraai
    5. Die dronkie
    6. Daar´s ´n wors wat swaai
    7. Wikkel en swaai
    8. Ag nee nie al weer nie
    9. Vanaand gaan die volkies lekker ry
    10. Jubilee (Die toilet tune)
    11. Drink nog ´n drankie
    12. Pluk hom uit
    13. Tradisionele keurspel:
    13.1 Sarie kom lê (Sarie Marais)
    13.2 Suikerbossie
    13.3 Arrie, Wie Se Kinders Is Dit Die?
    13.4 Hoe Ry Die Boere Sit-Sit So
    14. Gatvol

  • Comment 23, posted at 02.04.09 10:16:41 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 23) :

    oh dear

  • Comment 24, posted at 02.04.09 10:22:49 by wpw Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 23) : Stormers kan nogal die CD gebruik vi hulle next Sokkie Jol, dan het hulle nie mee vi DJ Rassie nodig nie :lol: :mrgreen: :lol:

  • Comment 25, posted at 02.04.09 10:31:56 by Charlie Reply

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  • @Charlie (Comment 25) : :mrgreen: :twisted:

  • Comment 26, posted at 02.04.09 10:34:07 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 19) :
    @McLovin (Comment 23) :
    Top form old chap! :lol:

  • Comment 27, posted at 02.04.09 10:42:10 by Big Fish Reply
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  • @McLovin (Comment 23) : Where can I gte my hands on a copy…..NOT!!!!!!!!!

  • Comment 28, posted at 02.04.09 10:51:32 by Baldrick Reply

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  • @Baldrick (Comment 28) : Abu Ghraib aparently uses the cd to great effect. :wink:

  • Comment 29, posted at 02.04.09 11:17:47 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 23) : LOL.

    I am in Stormers country okes. :shock:

  • Comment 30, posted at 02.04.09 11:46:24 by klempie Reply

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  • @klempie (Comment 30) : Don’t forget to buy your stormers jersey. Probably on sale. :wink:

  • Comment 31, posted at 02.04.09 11:52:57 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) :
    More like..they’ll pay him to take one…

  • Comment 32, posted at 02.04.09 12:18:42 by blackshark Reply

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  • @blackshark (Comment 32) : :evil: :lol:

  • Comment 33, posted at 02.04.09 12:21:55 by McLovin Reply

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  • @McLovin (Comment 31) : I’ll make sure to check out the bargain bins. :wink:

  • Comment 34, posted at 02.04.09 12:24:47 by klempie Reply

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  • Jislike but it is not lekker being a Stormers supporter at the mo… :cry: :???:

  • Comment 35, posted at 02.04.09 12:27:37 by wpw Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : just beat the waratahs for us :lol:

  • Comment 36, posted at 02.04.09 12:29:30 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 35) : I didn’t even wear my stormers jersey last week. :cry:

  • Comment 37, posted at 02.04.09 12:30:58 by McLovin Reply

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  • @rekinek (Comment 36) :

    Oh so NOW you need our help??? :evil:

  • Comment 38, posted at 02.04.09 12:51:27 by wpw Reply
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  • I love the way its just the bUlls who suffer this issue.

    @wpw (Comment 35) : Understatement. And there is no light at the end of the tunnel.

  • Comment 39, posted at 02.04.09 12:55:24 by Worcestershire Sauce Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) : help us to help you :-)

  • Comment 40, posted at 02.04.09 13:00:01 by rekinek Reply
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  • @wpw (Comment 38) : talking about help – I need with my LMS pick (got a reminder).
    Wonder where Ice is – could use some help with fishing :mrgreen:

  • Comment 41, posted at 02.04.09 13:13:44 by rekinek Reply
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  • @rekinek (Comment 41) : pick Chiefs… it’s a gimme this week

  • Comment 42, posted at 02.04.09 13:27:57 by robdylan Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : i thought so too – but i am hoping here for huge lions upset.

    would people think me very stupid if i pick cheetahs :?:

  • Comment 43, posted at 02.04.09 13:31:13 by rekinek Reply
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  • @robdylan (Comment 42) : and thanx

  • Comment 44, posted at 02.04.09 13:31:36 by rekinek Reply
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