The criticism of the Director of Rugby of South Africa, Rassie Erasmus, to the referee Nic Berry, who delivered justice in the first test against the British & Irish Lions, put together a storm front in the world of rugby and now the one that picked up the glove was Rugby Australia.
The complaints of Erasmus in the defeat of the Springboks against the European team left cloth to cut and Rugby Australia, Through its Executive Director, Andy Marinos, he came out to respond and express his support for Berry, the Australian referee who is under scrutiny.
“The referees form the very fabric of our game; the game simply wouldn’t exist without them, ”Marinos said, adding that“ as a highly regarded and respected international referee appointed by World Rugby, the attack on Nic’s integrity, character and reputation is unacceptable”.
“We were in contact with World Rugby, under whose auspices this series of matches is located and we know that they are actively reviewing this matter as some facts presented were not accurate,” added the Australian.
“It is important to ensure that public attacks of this nature are not tolerated. We will continue to support Nic at this time, as both their physical and mental well-being remain a priority for us, “concluded the Rugby Australia representative.
Who he was not silent nor was it World Rugby that he was more formal in his statements although he made it clear that he is aware of everything that is happening. The body that governs world rugby does not look favorably on Erasmus’s complaint, but has so far refrained from initiating an official investigation.
“World Rugby takes note of the comments made by Rassie Erasmus”, Said in a statement the popes of world rugby and added that” lThe nature of these issues will be reported to the Union through the usual official channels and no further comments will be made at this stage“.