Kiwi whistleblower in Durban

Written by Udo Lütge (pastorshark)

Posted in :Super Rugby on 27 Mar 2019 at 20:34

New Zealand referee Mike Fraser will be the man with the whistle at King’s Park when the Sharks take on the Bulls.

This will be the first time that Fraser officiates in a Sharks game this year, but the Sharks will have happy memories of their other two games reffed by Kiwis this year. Those were their two best games in the first two rounds of this year’s competition. Last week’s referee for the Sharks, Rasta Rasivhenge, will run touch along with Brendon Pickerill. Christie du Preez is the TMO.

The only South African to referee a game this weekend is AJ Jacobs who is in charge of the Reds vs Rebels game in Brisbane.


  • Finally a neutral ref for our SA derby!

  • Comment 1, posted at 27.03.19 21:43:03 by jakkalas Reply
  • Last year the Stormers laid a complaint against Fraser for his handling of their game against the Chiefs in Cape Town…SANZAAR responded by appointing him to ref the Chiefs again against the Sharks in Durban. The Sharksxwon that game 28-24…

  • Comment 2, posted at 27.03.19 22:12:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • Don’t mind him, he seems to be capable of actually listening to our captain not just blowing him off. Would love if Angus Gardner could officiate all out matches. He atleast makes consistent calls

  • Comment 3, posted at 28.03.19 07:06:09 by jdolivier Reply

  • Rasta was very good last week I must give him some praise. Yes there were mistakes but that is ok as long as we don’t see a pattern.

  • Comment 4, posted at 28.03.19 09:28:56 by Byron Wright Reply

  • @Byron Wright (Comment 4) : nobody is perfect so I will except some “mistakes” but he must be consistant when blowing.

  • Comment 5, posted at 28.03.19 09:55:14 by JD Reply
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  • @Byron Wright (Comment 4) : Yes, he was pretty consistent…he is just a bit petulant for my liking…

  • Comment 6, posted at 28.03.19 10:58:38 by pastorshark Reply
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  • @pastorshark (Comment 6) : Rugby Refs and Army Corporals are born petulant…it’s just inherent in their positions. Just a bit petulant means he hasn’t been a ref long enough. Give him time he’ll become a lot more petulant….

  • Comment 7, posted at 28.03.19 12:52:25 by coolfusion Reply

  • @coolfusion (Comment 7) : :mrgreen:

  • Comment 8, posted at 28.03.19 13:50:03 by pastorshark Reply
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