Stormers boss blasts Berry after loss



April 18, 2016
Stormers boss blasts Berry after loss

The ref that blew it, Stuart Berry. CREDIT: Sourced

Berry failed to penalise a couple of Elton Jantjies’ forward passes

Stormers fans and Western Province Rugby Union president Thelo Wakefield believe they were robbed by the referee in their Super Rugby loss to the Lions.

In a hard-contested 29-22 loss at Ellis Park on Saturday, some 50-50 calls by match official Stuart Berry went against Robbie Fleck’s manne. 
Berry failed to penalise a couple of Elton Jantjies’ forward passes and was seen to “coach” the Lions at the breakdown without blowing.

Wakefield wrote on Facebook, before deleting the post: “Sadness. Disappointment, robbed!!! Have a good night’s rest ‘Man in the middle’.”

Rugby fans also had a go at Berry on Twitter:

  • LM?@Runningflyhalf – Has Stuart Berry stopped making up rugby laws yet? 
  • WAZZA@warrenpapier – Stuart Berry looked distracted the minute he ran on the field, Having a shocker, all we asking for is consistency & fairness ‪#‎ssrugby‬
  • Bon ?@bronwin_papier – Great try by Faf but the credit should go to Stuart Berry for assisting in the try #SSRugby ‪#‎LIOvSTO‬
  • Ameer Slamdien@AmeerSlamdien- If Stuart berry doesn’t call properly, he needs to be replaced by o’brian or lawrence @THESTORMERS #SSRugby ‪#‎godhelpusall‬
  • Reese Withoutaspoon ?@Reesiebabygirl  – I wish ‪#‎SuperRugby‬ had the white card challenge rule. Stuart Berry had been PISS POOR! We need better refs. #SSRugby
  • Matthew Stretch ?@matt_stretch91- Glad to hear Stuart Berry telling the Stormers players to get on with it. Not a ruck goes by |without arm waving or commentary
  • Enrico John Cupido ?@Enrico_12 – Stuart Berry is out of his depth. There was a forward pass before the line out! #SSRugby
  • Welsh-Xavi ?@Sine12_ruga – Schalla is schooling Stuart Berry “the law says”

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