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Finally a comment to back up what we all know Empty Finally a comment to back up what we all know

Post by blackcanelion Sun 4 Sep 2011 - 3:12

Sam Warburton (Wales captain) and Springbok loose forward Francois Louw confirm all sides pushed the boundaries of the law at every opportunity (http://www.smh.com.au/rugby-union/union-news/support-for-mccaw-cheating-is-part-of-the-game-say-wales-and-springboks-20110903-1jrqq.html).


"I think you have to really," Warburton said when he was asked if teams deliberately tested referees. "No openside (flanker) wouldn't try it," he added of the contest at the breakdown.

"I think Richie is the best at sussing (working) out the referees but it's just part and parcel of the game.

"I could play 80 minutes and pick out 10 things where someone has done something illegal but it goes on all the time constantly. I think its something all the players, from 1 to 15 try and do on the pitch at some stage."

Louw said it was just as important to remember that teams played to the referees' interpretations of the laws.

"It's quite a fine line and it's always the interpretation of the ref that counts on the day.

"I think the most important thing is to get a feel for the ref. Some guys have mastered it better than others but at the end of the day if you can get away with it then you have done a good job."


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