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garethedwards

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Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
July 30, 2012, 15:31:34

Referee Steve Walsh will oversee the 2012 Super Rugby Final between the New Zealand Conference champions the Chiefs, and sixth placed wildcard finisher the Sharks.

The Final will take place on Saturday, 4 August at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton.

"Steve thoroughly deserves this appointment to the Final, having been arguably our most consistent performer in the middle, throughout this competition," SANZAR Game Manager Lyndon Bray said.

"Steve is in great form and he will contribute to what should be an outstanding Final." Bray commented that it is always a proud moment for an official to represent the referee team in a Final.

 

Match Officials for 2012 Super Rugby final

Date :Saturday, 4 August, 2012
Match :Chiefs v Sharks
Venue : Waikato Stadium, Hamilton, New Zealand
Kick Off (1935 local, 0735 GMT, 1735 NSW/ACT, 0935 SAT)
REFEREE: Steve Walsh
AR Craig Joubert
AR Keith Brown
TMO Garratt Williamson

 

Can't say I agree that Steve has been a better Ref than Craig, but congratulation none the less. Well played.


carpetmuncher

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
July 31, 2012, 15:51:57

a ex NZ ref in a final.....hope walsh is not to involved in this game. all the personal were the best during the past season and deserve it


garethedwards

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
July 31, 2012, 16:15:33

Nah, I think Steve is good fair ref. Just thought Craig deserved it, but he did get the world cup final after all so fair play to ref union.


Sharkbok

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 01, 2012, 02:30:25

 Could be rigged by Graham Henry- his last act for New Zealand Rugby. 

Even the Chiefs coach wanted Craig Joubert to be the ref as he is the best.

 


Beeno1

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 01, 2012, 16:25:39

SARU could well have been outmanoevred again by the nz mongs.

However can nz afford another ref debacle is the question. We shall s ee.


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 01, 2012, 21:09:29

i dont really recall hearing too many complaints about the saffa refs in the QF finals from some guys here, well i heard it from the redman, lol.

fact is no one in NZ wants walsh and we would all much rather have joubert reffing the game, but SANZAR have recieved many many complaints about neutral refs and from the various forums i blog onm i dont blame them, SA really are the biigest whingers in this department, not trying to ruffle any feathers, but just saying what ive noticed and after the reds game, kaplan has become brisbanes public enemy No1 according to roar, but im not surprised by any of these comments and i just blog with a smile on my face as i hear the ref excuse doing its stretches in preperation for saturdays game, :)
 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 11:31:12

i agree beeno.....this might be another nz move to out bryce a SA team once more

seeing that walsh has some personal issues with the sharks when he was still a ref in NZ before he got booted for drinking. saying that walsh is neutral is not 100% to the point. that being said if he pulls a bryce he will get it from all sides


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 14:32:35

is there anyone here who knows how SNAZAR comes up with these descions, the fact that u guys think that NZ holds so much power is making me wonder about the stats of SA education system which has produced the likes of PDV, lmao, :P
its not a sceret and i would be more then happy to teach u how SANZAR comes up with these rulings.

@carpetmuncher,

if walsh had issues with the sharks, then why did the sharks win against the stormers???

i wonder if walsh is going to bench bismarck and start burden, like lawerence did to the Boks when he benched bismarck and started the worst hooker in the world john smit.???


carpetmuncher

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 14:39:39

well we will see if its not another con job by NZ rugby union

 

 


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 14:47:30

@carpetmuncher,

LMAO, ok heres ur homework bro, find out what SANZAR means and for bonus credit, see if u can figure how steve walsh was appointed. this is 10% towards ur final mark, so good luck, ;)


Beeno1

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 14:54:04

saSUE lets not jump to conclusions re Walsh. We are however alive to what might happen. What unfortunately has happened so often in the past.


carpetmuncher

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 14:59:53

we wil see if walsh pulls a bryce on us on saterday...all we want is a game called down the middle


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 15:08:38

@beeno1,

was wondering what the irrational sound was, LMAO, :P,,,errrrrrrr isnt everyone alive, alive to what might happen??? o_O

regardless, i am familiar with the patterns on this site, if ur team wins, they deserve it and if ur team loses, then its for a million different reasons except the other team played better. theres always the hot favoutrites on that list like the ref and what have u, but each to their own, u all have the right to be smart/paranoid as PDV, :)

after all, lets face the facts, theres noooooooo way the chiefs could beat the sharks this sat in hamilton like they did against them in durban during rnd 9 now then is there??? oh wait, that was lawrences fault also, i mean walshs fault, i mean both, i mean NZRU, i mean SANZAR,,,,sigh,,,no wait, its all of the aboves fault, :)

it must suck to live ur rugby life by the rules of the davinci code, but what else are u going to do??? and like i said, each to their own.

GO CHIEFS!!!
 


carpetmuncher

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 15:17:59

we all want just a spectacle to watch...no weird calls and no funny underhanded stuff that the nz are world famous for.

2 teams going at it and the best team winning that is what we want


sasuke uchiha

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 15:36:53

lol, u guys act as if NZ have never been done in by dodgy calls to cost them a match, but each to their own, i remember the reaction of saffas when i would voice my comnplaints, but i am glad to never have been so paranoid about future games as a result of it.

but who cares, if u guys think that the only way the chiefs can win is because of walsh, then thats ur PDV right, :)
 


Denny

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 16:13:41

Walsh is an average Ref at best. For years regarded as anti South African he lost all credibility years ago when he let a game run into extratime to the point where a spectator invaded the pitch. Then there was that infamous blink, not to mention his questionable calls.

 

Can anyone tell me why the cretins have so much control with regards to SANZAR refereeing?


carpetmuncher

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 16:20:44

well first it was paddy o brien now lyndon bray.....i see a pattern here. the lackeys running the strings at the back are choosing wisely i think...we will see on sateday

 

 


stu5

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 02, 2012, 17:50:55

What bollocks. Steve is a good ref and a decent guy!!!

 

Go Sharks!!!1


hakwa

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RE: Steve Walsh to referee Super Rugby final
August 04, 2012, 14:20:42

 Steve did an excellentjob!


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