The New Zealand coach of the British & Irish Lions, Warren gatland, was very concerned about the video that he published on his social networks on South African Rugby Director Rassie Erasmus. In it, the world champion coach criticized the refereeing of the first match between the two teams, which had the European team as victorious.
“We have systems and processes in place. Hopefully World Rugby will stick to those terms of making sure everyone follows the protocols and I think that’s the important thing. I hope we don’t get into a situation where we end up with Twitter stuff”Gatland sentenced.
Furthermore, the former Wales coach added: “We hold press conferences and try to give feedback and information and we deal with umpires through World Rugby. I found it quite strange that such an approach was taken, but it’s definitely not something I’ll get involved with. “
Finally, World Rugby stated that it will present the Erasmus video to Rugby South Africa, something that the Australian Rugby Union described as “unacceptable”. For its part, the institution of the oceanic team clarified that it is committed to promoting a fair, safe and inclusive experience for all participants, referees and fans.