Quick links: Rugby Video | Six Nations Rugby | Premiership Rugby | LV= Cup | Rugby Championship | Heineken Cup Rugby | Pro 12 Rugby | Super Rugby | Currie Cup Rugby | Rugby World Cup
 
 
 

Lam questions whether ref robbed Blues


Email Article | | Print Article | Click here for a free $150 Bet

Article Published: Friday 24 February 2012


Blues coach Pat Lam has questioned whether his team should have been given a penalty instead of his team's 18-19 loss to the Crusaders ending on a charged down drop goal.

Lam says that he will be having another close look at video replays of the match to check whether his team had been hard done by.

The Blues coach said he was happy that his players were offside when the Crusaders were given the penalty that led to first five-eighths Tyler Bleyendaal kicking his team into the lead but not all of the calls that were made in the match.

In particular Lam wants to see if the same level of officiating was imposed on the Crusaders as Piri Weepu attempted his dropped goal in the closing act of the game.

"The whole game, we could hear them (the referees), they were looking at the offside line, you know that was the one area they went for and then that last dropped goal, as it started to take its time, I was starting to think, 'well we'd be better off taking it up now', you could see they were really pushing that (offiside) line.

"That was the penalty we gave away and fair enough to take them to 19-18."

"But that's the calls, we'll just review it and go through the process," Lam told Sportal.

"So it will be interesting to have a look at that and see what they were looking at because the video clearly shows there were a lot of guys offside. "

bet365
 
 
Heineken Cup Rugby News
Toulon in pool of death for European Champions Cup
Current European Rugby Champions Cup champions Toulon have been drawn in a pool of death that includes former champions Leinster, Bath and Wasps.
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
European Champions Cup final venues confirmed
Leinster part company with coach Matt O'Connor
Abendanon named European Player of the Year

More Heineken Cup Rugby News

Aviva Premiership
Saracens to open Premiership title defence at home
Saracens will kick off the defence of their Aviva Premiership Rugby title at home to Sale Sharks on Saturday 17 October as world cup reaches the quarter final stage
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Luke Eves joins Northampton Saints for the summer
Former England centre Allen retires from playing
Johnson expects Exeter to improve next season

More Aviva Premiership News

Anglo Welsh Cup News
Six Nations Rugby
Ritchie: England finishing second is 'not acceptable'
Rugby Football Union (RFU) chief executive Ian Ritchie has said that England's fourth consecutive runners-up finish in the Six Nations is "not acceptable".
Read more on this Rugby news article

Other recent news
Frenzied 6N finale sends World Cup warning
Mike Brown slams lacklustre Italy and Scotland
Ireland end 60 year wait for back to back titles

More Six Nations Rugby News

 
Rugby Week Sponsor
 
 
Latest Rugby video