Re: Official Rugby World CUp (and the lead up tests) Thread
You know what, Ozzy, I'm not happy. The appeal board admitted that the original judges had made a mistake in assessing that Burger had gone for the player and that he had in fact attempted to play the ball. And on the strength of this they halved his sentence. But if they agree that he went for the ball, then he should have been exonerated completely. Penalty for the clumsiness but no more. Which is how the referee and the touch judge saw it. There is little difference between missing 4 games and missing 2 games - the England game is probably the biggest game till the finals, should we get that far. And he's out for that one. So he's back to face the USA and, possibly, Wales in the QF. Big deal.