The head coach of England, Eddie jones, gave his opinion on the video in which Rassie Erasmus highlighted the mistakes made by Australian referee Nic Berry during the first match of the last series between Springboks Y British & Irish Lions. The Australian coincided with the look of his South African counterpart, although he did not agree with the form and manner of expressing it.
As a result, Erasmus received a two-month suspension from World Rugby in November, while also unable to attend a rugby match of any level until the end of September 2022. The ban comes after it was deemed that it had violated the World Rugby code of conduct in a review by an independent committee.
“I got into trouble in my youth when I criticized a referee in 2007 after a game with Reds”Jones said adding: “They fined me $ 10,000 and I had $ 5,000 in legal fees. I had to pay for it myself. So it was an expensive story. It was not good for the game. You also set a bad example for your team. If a player concedes a penalty kick and shows resistance against the referee, it is very difficult to train him in that facet. After that I decided not to say anything, something I kept 99% of the time. “
“We saw Rassie’s frustration and we also heard Dave Rennie (Wallabies coach). Every coach feels that way sometimes. We (England) had that Six Nations match against Wales where two tries were awarded by mistake. However, we cannot afford to act this way, because it will only make things worse. “ Jones also expressed.
In addition, the head coach of La Rosa said: “We have to simplify our use of technology, show respect for the referee and be very strict with the coaches who criticize the referees.” On the other hand, Jones believes that the assistant referees should help more in the decisions on the field: “I think the referees should work more together and the standard would be much better.”