KSA Shark ©

Official changes for London clash


Written by Andre Bosch (KSA Shark ©)

Posted in :Original Content, Sharks, Super Rugby on 22 Mar 2011 at 15:23
Tagged with : , , , , , , , ,

There are some official changes to the Crusaders vs Sharks clash in London.

Okay they are actually changes to the officials, but they are official so why not call them official changes?

The originally appointed referee Garratt Williamson of New Zealand will not be making the trip to London to officiate in the match. Instead fellow New Zealander Steve Walsh, who is now refereeing for the Australian Rugby Union, will now take charge of the 1st Super Rugby match to be played outsite of the SANZAR home unions.

SANZAR have wisely decided to utilise Walsh for this game as he is already in the UK having refereed the 6 Nations encounter between Scotland and Italy in Edinburgh this past weekend.

SANZAR communications manager Anthony Mackaiser have confirmed to Sharksworld that the match will use a local TMO and local assistant referees. Wayne Barnes and Stuart Terheege, both from England, will be the assistant referees and and TMO calls will be handled by Dave Pearson of England.

The full list off offficials is:
Ref: Steve Walsh. (Australia)
ARs: Wayne Barnes, Stuart Terheege. (Both England)
TMO: Dave Pearson (England)



53 Comments

  • Walsh is bad, but at least it isn’t Stuart DICKenson…

  • Comment 1, posted at 22.03.11 15:26:18 by The Quirk Reply
    Author
    The QuirkVodacom Cup player
     
  • Walsh is okay, I’m happy with this.

  • Comment 2, posted at 22.03.11 15:28:18 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Walsh..eish.. :-| not so sure..

  • Comment 3, posted at 22.03.11 15:34:31 by bergshark Reply

    bergsharkSuper Rugby player
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 2) :

    Nice heading..

  • Comment 4, posted at 22.03.11 15:36:10 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard FergusonCoach
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 4) : ;-)

  • Comment 5, posted at 22.03.11 15:37:00 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 5) :

    Did it take you all day to think that one up?

  • Comment 6, posted at 22.03.11 15:37:36 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard FergusonCoach
     
  • This is not a good move – Hope the Sharks can do it!!! Walsh is definitely not a Sharks fan. Only hope that he has a good game and is fair to both sides.

  • Comment 7, posted at 22.03.11 15:40:06 by Ardent Shark Reply

    Ardent SharkUnder 21 player
     
  • Is a comminications manager smaller than a communications manager? :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 22.03.11 15:41:00 by rhineshark Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Spirit of RugbyTeam captain
     
  • @rhineshark (Comment 8) :

    Well spotted!

  • Comment 9, posted at 22.03.11 15:41:37 by Richard Ferguson Reply
    Friend of SharksworldCompetition Winner Administrator
    Richard FergusonCoach
     
  • I dont like this Garrett fellow after Friday’s result :razz: But this Walsh fellow….. No Comment :roll:

  • Comment 10, posted at 22.03.11 15:47:03 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • This is not good at all, I’ll never forgive Walsh for the 2007 Super 14 final. In my mind he will always be a coward of a referee, someone who isn’t brave enough to make the big calls with all the sympathy for the Crusaders I feel he may not have it in him to blow this one fairly.

  • Comment 11, posted at 22.03.11 15:47:25 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • We already have to play out of our skins, now we hacve to play against the ref too…:( not good!

  • Comment 12, posted at 22.03.11 16:07:35 by Just a Fan Reply

    Just a FanCurrie Cup player
     
  • He’s NZ born , so how can he ref the game , it should be a neutral reffing the game :???: it’s gonna be 16 v 15 on the pitch :-(

  • Comment 13, posted at 22.03.11 16:07:40 by SharkyTaylor Reply

    SharkyTaylorUnder 21 player
     
  • Mmmmmmmmmm…

  • Comment 14, posted at 22.03.11 16:14:32 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • :mrgreen:
    :cool: title

  • Comment 15, posted at 22.03.11 16:18:44 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @Ice (Comment 14) : Mmmmmm indeed. My guess is his Kiwi roots have not been diluted one bit by all of that watery Australian beer… Why couldn’t we have had an English ref? There’s not much point in having the match on neutral territory if you’re going to appoint a non-neutral referee.

  • Comment 16, posted at 22.03.11 16:30:18 by SharonvanWyk Reply
    Author
    ShazCurrie Cup player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 11) : perhaps he will feel guilty ….. :mrgreen:

  • Comment 17, posted at 22.03.11 16:34:11 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @rhineshark (Comment 8) : Well he uses less ink :)

  • Comment 18, posted at 22.03.11 16:37:50 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @war1 (Comment 11) : Coward? brave enough to make the big calls?

    huh? when? where?

  • Comment 19, posted at 22.03.11 16:39:13 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @Richard Ferguson (Comment 6) : took me all of 5 seconds.

    Started out as “Officials change” and then I thought no let’s mess with the readers. :)

  • Comment 20, posted at 22.03.11 16:40:43 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 20) : When I read the title I knew exactly what was going on :razz:

  • Comment 21, posted at 22.03.11 16:46:29 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 21) : This would put you on the same wavelength as KSA, you sure you wanna admit that :mrgreen:

  • Comment 22, posted at 22.03.11 16:48:28 by rekinek Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition Winner Author
    rekinekTeam captain
     
  • @Jarson (AddicteD) (Comment 21) : You are smarter than the average poster though. ;-)

  • Comment 23, posted at 22.03.11 16:48:29 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : 2007 final he didn’t have the guts to give habana a yellow card for taking Monty out, he also didn’t have the guts to blow the Bulls for hands in, playing the ball on the ground, knock on in that infamous ruck before Habana’s try. A more recent example is sending Bekker and that Highlanders lock despite Bekker only trying to block. In my mind those are calls that he should have been more decisive on.

  • Comment 24, posted at 22.03.11 16:50:29 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • go stevoo! 2007 s14 final boy :D

  • Comment 25, posted at 22.03.11 16:50:50 by Megatron Reply

    MegatronSuper Rugby player
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 19) : 2007 final he didn’t have the guts to give habana a yellow card for taking Monty out, he also didn’t have the guts to blow the Bulls for hands in, playing the ball on the ground, knock on in that infamous ruck before Habana’s try. A more recent example is sending Bekker and that Highlanders lock despite Bekker only trying to block the punches coming his way. In my mind those are calls that he should have been more decisive on.

  • Comment 26, posted at 22.03.11 16:51:05 by war1 Reply
    Author
    war1Super Rugby player
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 22) : @KSA Shark © (Comment 23) : Truthfully, I thought there would be actually changes to something, didn’t even come close to thinking about match officials :oops: :mrgreen: But thanks for the compliment.

  • Comment 27, posted at 22.03.11 17:03:08 by Jarson (AddicteD) Reply
    Competition WinnerCompetition WinnerCompetition Winner
    JarsonXAssistant coach
     
  • At least we know what we are up against and can prepare in advance to be the equivalent of choirboys for whom butter wouldn’t proverbially melt… If that’s at all possible given the amount of solid gold testosterone that’s going to be flying around!

  • Comment 28, posted at 22.03.11 17:03:22 by SharonvanWyk Reply
    Author
    ShazCurrie Cup player
     
  • @war1 (Comment 24) : I and many others believe that Habana didn’t deserve a yellow card.

    There WAS no hands in or playing the ball on the ground at that last ruck. YES it was knocked on but if he didn’t see it he couldn’t blow it. He was on the OTHER side of the ruck when they knocked it on. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6130DtEtuv4&feature=related (25sec)

    You don’t think pulling out TWO yellows was decisive? Was the call right? I don’t know. Was the call biased? NO

    Be careful what you ask for you might just get it? :razz: Next time he gives a yellow against a player for something marginal then you got the decisiveness you’ve asked for. :smile:

  • Comment 29, posted at 22.03.11 17:07:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • Should have been neutral refs for this game.

    Walsh cost us the cup in 2007.

  • Comment 30, posted at 22.03.11 17:09:57 by Puma Reply

    PumaCurrie Cup player
     
  • @rekinek (Comment 22) : Grrrrrrr :twisted:

  • Comment 31, posted at 22.03.11 17:13:19 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @Puma (Comment 30) : walsh is neutral, he refs for Australia.

  • Comment 32, posted at 22.03.11 17:14:30 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :
    Habana himself said that he was lucky not to get a yellow.

    Walsh may not have been biased, but was he competent, Hundreds of thousands will say NO.

  • Comment 33, posted at 22.03.11 17:14:32 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 32) : :roll: :???: You can’t kid me….hehehe. He is kiwi born.

  • Comment 34, posted at 22.03.11 17:16:16 by Puma Reply

    PumaCurrie Cup player
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : Why you get us to look at that again… :| Probably the worst I have ever felt after watching a game ever. :sad: Never want to be reminded of the final minutes of that game. :razz:

    Actually watching that just have to wonder what has happened to Habs?

  • Comment 35, posted at 22.03.11 17:19:15 by Puma Reply

    PumaCurrie Cup player
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) :
    Habana himseelf said that he was lucky not to get a yellow.

    Walsh may not have been biased, but was he competent, hundreds of thousand s will say NO.

  • Comment 36, posted at 22.03.11 17:21:31 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 36) :
    :shock:

  • Comment 37, posted at 22.03.11 17:23:14 by Salmonoid Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    Salmonoid the SubtleAssistant coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : read Matfield’s book when it comes out. In it, he admits that he felt Kuun deserved a penalty against him for hands in the ruck

  • Comment 38, posted at 22.03.11 17:30:57 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @Salmonoid (Comment 36) : And hundreds of thousands of Bulls supporters will say he was.

    it is ALL subjective.

  • Comment 39, posted at 22.03.11 17:42:45 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 38) : Ooooooohhh i must read that, I REALLY value Matfield’s opinion. :grin:

  • Comment 40, posted at 22.03.11 17:43:23 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 40) : just for you :) I’ll get it for you for Christmas

  • Comment 41, posted at 22.03.11 17:45:00 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 29) : @robdylan (Comment 38) : Also see the interview with John Smit in the new Sharks mag – stating how difficult it was, being on the sideline, seeing the hands in the ruck and our title beeing taken…

    And the other day a BB guy said to me he watched on Classic clashes – watch it over and over to see what we were bitching about, and has to admit that we were done in…

  • Comment 42, posted at 22.03.11 17:48:10 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 41) : it’s okay thanks.

    Unless it comes in 2 ply then I’ll accept it.

  • Comment 43, posted at 22.03.11 17:57:28 by KSA Shark © Reply

    KSA Shark ©Head Coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : bb cleared of charges…

  • Comment 44, posted at 22.03.11 18:00:33 by Rahul Reply

    RahulCurrie Cup player
     
  • some more bad news peeps
    lambie out for 3 weeks

  • Comment 45, posted at 22.03.11 18:00:59 by sharks_lover Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    sharks_loverAssistant coach
     
  • @sharks_lover (Comment 45) : saw that ja :sad:

  • Comment 46, posted at 22.03.11 18:01:59 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • @KSA Shark © (Comment 43) : I am sure you respect John’s word…?

  • Comment 47, posted at 22.03.11 18:02:43 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • :sad:

  • Comment 48, posted at 22.03.11 18:03:04 by sharks_lover Reply
    Friend of Sharksworld
    sharks_loverAssistant coach
     
  • Walsh is a muppet who has been barred in the past for being such a muppet.

    On top of that, I still completely disagree with having refs officiating games for their countrymen… Walsh will screw us, you can count on it! :evil:

  • Comment 49, posted at 22.03.11 21:22:39 by Nhumrod Reply

    NhumrodUnder 21 player
     
  • @Nhumrod (Comment 49) : Walsh is an Aussie now… allegedly.

  • Comment 50, posted at 22.03.11 21:48:56 by robdylan Reply
    Competition Winner Administrator
    robdylanHead Coach
     
  • Just play the game…The Sharks can take it ! GO SHARKS !!! :mrgreen:

  • Comment 51, posted at 22.03.11 22:04:36 by Charlie Reply

    CharlieSuper Rugby player
     
  • @robdylan (Comment 50) : on paper….

  • Comment 52, posted at 23.03.11 08:01:08 by Ice Reply
    Competition Winner IceAssistant coach
     
  • Bloody Hell. Craig Joubert is also in the UK. Refereed France vs Scotland. Would’ve been much happier if it was him rather than this guy.. Steve.

  • Comment 53, posted at 23.03.11 08:20:20 by SharksRTB Reply

    SharksRTBCurrie Cup player
     

Add Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.