Super Rugby is a fast paced, hard hitting game that is the melting pot for the southern hemisphere nations’ best players to forge their names into rugby lore.
Overnight, in a game that saw the Hurricanes taking on the Queensland Reds, Hurricanes scrum-half TJ Perenara found himself making a name for himself as a teacher after match referee Angus Gardner had something of an ‘off-night’.
In a game that saw the Gardner award the Hurricanes tries on three separate occasions, only to be over-ruled by his television match official, it also saw him become more than a little frustrated with Perenara’s running commentary of the game.
Reported by Rugby Heaven, Gardner accused the All Black of ‘shouting at me’ and after the game the Hurricanes captain conceded,
“I probably spoke a bit too much and Angus was probably right.
“A lot of the time I commentate the way we’re playing and stuff like that and it can be perceived as me talking to the refs and Angus just came over and told me that the way he was seeing it was that I was talking at him. We had a chat about it and it was all good after that.
“I can understand where he was coming from and…I thought he did an okay job with how he was chatting with me, which was cool.”
One one such occasion however, it appears Perenara had just cause to have words to say about Gardner’s control of the game.
Take a look.
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Having been called back by the TMO following Perenara’s apparent try just before half-time, Gardner appeared to forget just what was to happen next. Ruling a scrum for the Reds, the 26-year-old had to play referee himself and remind Gardner of the rules and that it was in fact a Hurricanes penalty.
Luckily, and to his credit, Gardner was humble enough to recognise his own mistake and accept the correction from the player who had so griped him up until that point.
Despite the nightmare evening from Gardner, Hurricanes still ran out deserved 34-15 winners.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena
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