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Paul Marks benched for Round 10


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :In the news, Super 14 on 14 Apr 2009 at 20:50
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This weekend’s appointments of referees for the Super 14 have been announced – and there is probably a sigh of relief throughout all the franchises at the news that Australian referee Paul Marks gets a break from officiating this weekend.

After last Saturday’s match in which the Stormers were at the wrong end of virtually every 50-50 decision there was some serious grumbling in the corridors that matter about his continued inconsistency – and although the referees code does not to allow criticism on the incompetence of their own, it is a good weekend for all 14 teams in a full programme with Marks’s absence.

SAPA reports that he will be the assistant referee in two matches, one in Canberra and one in Brisbane, this weekend.

Marks’s understudy in the SANZAR rankings, Nathan Pearce, again handles a Cheetahs match – this time in Kimberley where the Cheetahs play the Chiefs.

South Africa’s Mark Lawrence is in charge in Durban where the Sharks play the Crusaders, while the clash between the Bulls and the Brumbies in Canberra will be handled by Kiwi Chris Pollock.

The referees’ appointments for the weekend are:

Friday:

Blues v Highlanders in Auckland,
Referee: Stuart Dickinson (Australia),
Assistant referees: TBC (New Zealand), TBC (New Zealand),
Television match official: TBC (New Zealand)

Brumbies v Bulls in Canberra,
Referee: Chris Pollock (New Zealand),
Assistant referees: Paul Marks (Australia), James Scholtens (Australia),
Television match official: Steve Leszczynski (Australia)

Saturday:

Hurricanes v Stormers in Wellington,
Referee: Jonathan Kaplan (South Africa),
Assistant referees: TBC (New Zealand), Joey Salmans (South Africa),
Television match official: TBC (New Zealand)

Reds v Lions in Brisbane,
Referee: Keith Brown (New Zealand),
Assistant referees: Paul Marks (Australia), Simon Moore (Australia),
Television match official: Geoff Acton (Australia)

Waratahs v Western Force in Sydney,
Referee: James Leckie (Australia),
Assistant referees: Ian Smith (Australia), Daniel Cheever (Australia),
Television match official: George Ayoub (Australia)

Cheetahs v Chiefs in Kimberley,
Referee: Nathan Pearce (Australia),
Assistant referees: Marius Jonker (South Africa), Daniel Mitchelmore (Australia),
Television match official: Shaun Veldsman (South Africa)

Sharks v Crusaders in Durban,
Referee: Mark Lawrence (South Africa),
Assistant referees: Phillip Bosch (South Africa), Cobus Wessels (South Africa),
Television match official: Johann Meuwesen (South Africa).



5 Comments

  • Marks’s understudy in the SANZAR rankings, Nathan Pearce, again handles a Cheetahs match – this time in Kimberley where the Cheetahs play the Chiefs.

  • Comment 1, posted at 14.04.09 20:52:30 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 1) :

    I wonder if they feel the same way this week? :razz:

    Proefkonyn-blaser ontstel Vodacom Cheetahs
    09/04/2009

    Die Vodacom Cheetahs hoop nie hulle gaan gedurig met proefkonyn-skeidsregters opgeskeep sit nie.

    Die nuus oor die onbekende Aussie-blaser Nathan Pearce se aanstelling vir Saterdag se Super14-wedstryd op Vodacompark tussen die Vodacom Cheetahs en die Sharks, laat die spanne ongemaklik rondskuif.

    Pearce is op Sanzar se skimpaneel vir skeidsregters wat sogenaamd minder belangrike wedstryde in die reeks hanteer.

    “Dus kry die spanne wat nie so goed doen nie, ook nou die skeidsregters wat nie so goed doen nie,” sê Hawies Fourie, hulp-afrigter van die Vodacom Cheetahs.

    “Ons is nou in daardie bootjie – en een rede daarvoor is omdat ons eerste ons weg-wedstryde gehad het en nie so goed gevaar het nie.

    “Ons bly dus onder (aan die puntelys) en dan kom ons terug en kom die proefkonyne ook nog wedstryde hier beheer,” sê Fourie.

    Naka Drotské, Vodacom Cheetah-afrigter, weet hy loop die risiko om vir uitlatings oor skeidsregters getug te word, maar hy kon nie stilbly oor hoe hy voel oor onervare skeidsregters wat kragmetings tussen top-spanne en houtlepel-spanne beheer nie.

    “Die 50/50-beslissings of ’n geelkaart-beslissing wat betwisbaar is, het nog nie na ons kant toe gekom nie. Die onervare skeidsregters moet vergeet wie bo en wie onder op die puntelys is. Hopelik gebeur dit Saterdag,” het hy gesê, met verwysing na sy span se kragmeting met die Sharks, die reeks se voorloper.

    Die onervare Aussie-blaser Ian Smith het glo juis vroeër vanjaar, enkele dae nadat die Vodacom Cheetahs met 3-22 teen die Reds in Brisbane verloor het, aan die Vodacom Cheetah-afrigtingspan gebieg hy het foutiewelik twee drieë aan die Reds toegeken.

    Verlede Saterdag teen die Brumbies was dit die omstrede Matt Goddard wat flaters in ’n Vodacom Cheetah-wedstryd begaan het – blapse wat die Vodacom Cheetah-afrigtingspan reken die gang van die wedstryd totaal geswaai het.

    “Teen rustyd was die telling 13 elk en ons het vir mekaar gesê ons móét die eerste drie ná rustyd druk,” het Drotské gesê.

    “En ons hét dit ook gedoen, want Danwel Demas se drie was eintlik ’n wettige drie en daar was nie onkantspel nie.

    “Die telling moes 20-13 gewees het, maar van die volgende beweging af het die Brumbies ’n drie gedruk en oomblikke later druk hulle toe weer, nadat George Smith vir David de Villiers uit die pad geloop het sodat hul skrumskakel (Josh Holmes) kon breek om onder die pale te druk.”

    Die Vodacom Cheetahs was toe skielik 13-27 agter en het uiteindelik 27-40 verloor.

    Die bedrewe Marius Jonker se teenwoordigheid as assistent-skeidsregter vir Pearce Saterdag sal vir albei spanne darem ’n bietjie sielerus gee.

    Pieter Jordaan

    Proefkonyn = Guinea Pig for those who don’t know.

  • Comment 2, posted at 14.04.09 20:54:49 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    Man enough to bitch about the ref beforehand, but not man enough to comment that he had a good game afterwards. :evil:

  • Comment 3, posted at 14.04.09 20:56:04 by KSA Shark © Reply
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  • Marks was EXTREMELY poor. As much as I hate the Stormers, it was scandalous the way Marks was so one eyed in his handling of this game.

    Actually I’m NOT in favour of non-neutral referees. No matter what anyone says, if an official gives a number of decisions in favour of the team from his home country, there will be accusations of bias!

  • Comment 4, posted at 14.04.09 21:49:00 by Villie Reply
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  • Woooooo hooooo Mark Lawrence. Great ref IMHO

  • Comment 5, posted at 15.04.09 11:38:35 by Rahul Reply

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