Bob Davidson (42)
That 20.1 (e) is interesting, for what its worth I thought it was a bit ridiculous that there was 15 on the field for Souths and not 8 in the scrum. Just my two cents.
It is a shame if players missed out on getting a run because of there not being contested scrums.
I can understand an AR not reporting comments from a teams coaching staff to the referee.
Yes, so can I.
The ref should have been aware of the situation but the AR is supposed to assist him if he misses something, especially if it's an ongoing problem. The real problem is that the ARs are volunteers some of whom don't have any qualifications or understanding of the rules. To take Knuckles point about having a professionally run comp, wouldn't it be great if we had neutral, qualified ARs for all games not just 1sts?