Referees too process-driven

JOHN MITCHELL, writing on the Vodacom Rugby Portal, says referees have lost their feel for the game.

The Sharks had every right to feel aggrieved following their loss to the Waratahs in Sydney, as several decisions made by referee Rohan Hoffmann and TMO George Ayoub went against them.

Both men have been demoted by Sanzar for this weekend’s Vodacom Super Rugby fixtures. Hoffmann is an assistant referee and Ayoub plays no part whatsoever, which I believe is a good move, as officials must be held accountable for poor performances.

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