SANZAR

What a bunch of poofs

Some of my mates are hard core League fans…they will be sniggering about this.

NSW Waratahs forward Jacques Potgieter has apologised for the “offhand” homophobic slur that has resulted in a $20,000 fine from the Australian Rugby Union (ARU).

NSW’s marquee international copped the penalty – with $10,000 suspended – following allegations by Brumbies flanker and ex-Wallabies captain David Pocock during the Waratahs’ 23-18 Super Rugby win on Sunday.

The South African back-rower was referred to the ARU Integrity Unit by a SANZAR preliminary investigation into the case on Monday.

It is believed the Brumbies reported two incidents to SANZAR, alleging the word “f–t” was used to sledge two ACT players in the second half.

Potgieter admitted to making the comments. ?? Read more »

Sports Talk: Super Rugby / RefCam

Super 15:?Hurricanes 29 Crusaders 28

The Hurricanes crept home last night over the Crusaders in a hotly contested match in Wellington with a well timed intercept try in the last 10 minutes by?Alapati Leiua to clinch a 1 point lead after being 6 points down. A missed drop goal by Dan Carter failed to put the Crusaders back in front and never got another realistic chance after that.

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This is RefCam, a new initiative to take fans even closer to the action and perhaps bring closer scrutiny to the game. New Zealand referee Chris Pollock was the first match official to wear the HD camera during a Super 15 game between?Queensland Reds and NSW Waratahs last month. SANZAR will be reviewing the RefCam coverage to consider its broader implementation. Read more »