The Rugby gods play tricks with us... and laugh!
How else could you explain the Ed-myster being in charge of this match? This was a made for British Referee match... it was lousy!
No, really I'm not just saying that... I didn't like the game that much at all. I didn't even watch the second half, and I hear that that when most of the ex-"citing" bits happened!
But lets be fair, this is one of those games that only a true rugby believer could enjoy, and then preferably one on the winning side.
Last week, I stayed on for the second half of a videoed game that I knew the score of! I actually found the 2nd half interesting, in a hard grinding forward battle kind of way.
But credit where its due:
It was a perfectly adequate, sometimes inspired display from Mr. Morris-dancer, but really he didn't do the game any favours.
He penalised everything that went wrong, and there was a lot of it!
He thought that he had the scrum under control, but he was only fooling himself.
Penalties were Wallabies 5, Springboks 9 - and that's just the first half remember!
The Australians' were the normal test match fare: Not rolling away from the tackle, High tackle, Retaliation with a punch, Over the top, sorry I forget the other one.
Most of the South African's appeared to be from trying too hard: Over the top, Interference in line-out, Hand in ruck, Late tackle, Cross over/accidental offside, Not releasing, In from the side of the ruck (x2), Playing man without the ball.
What can you do?
I went to bed!