André Watson has faced a disciplinary hearing following a list of grievances signed by 24 officials.
According to Sunday Times rugby writer Liam de Carme, the grievances include:
– Verbal abuse
– His abrasive management style; and
– Financial impropriety
The newspaper says it was Watson's fallout with senior referee Rasta Rasivhenge that galvanised the disenchanted. Watson allegedly told Rasivhenge last year: 'I'll f**k you up, I'll destroy you.'
Rasivhenge subsequently left South African to pursue a refereeing career in Australia.
He reportedly flew back to South Africa to attend Watson's disciplinary hearing, at which the country's No 1-ranked referee Craig Joubert also testified.