Surely consistency across the board is not too much to ask
WHEN will the RFU take action regarding ongoing inconsistency of refereeing.
In Sunday’s Wasps v Bath game, Nathan Hughes, when charging with the ball, collided with an opponent with a forearm smash under the chin; penalty awarded, no yellow card. Alafoti Faosiliva of Worcester did the same ball-carrying charge against a Gloucester player but got a red card.
In Worcester v Saracens, Craig MaxwellKeys allowed Saracens to play constantly offside with no penalties given.
It seems that referees are biased towards, the so-called better clubs. When is this injustice going to stop? Someone needs to pick up where Dean Ryan left off, where he threatened to publicise the evidence of biased referring. The only consistency is the lack of consistency.
STEVE WINTLE via email
ALL we ask from our referees at all grades of rugby is consistency.
The past two weeks in the Quins v Tigers and Falcons v Irish matches, both televised, Ian Tempest and his assistants have been far from it. And Thomas Foley should have given Tigers a few more yellow cards against Exeter last Saturday in another televised game.
What message does that send out to all rugby teams?
JEREMY HYDE via email