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Originally posted by RR1972 RR1972 wrote:

Originally posted by Tim Opolis Tim Opolis wrote:

Originally posted by SA14 SA14 wrote:

It’s a free for all on the PRO14 twitter feed. Supporters from all 6 teams
Are saying the ref is bias and they’ve got no chance.


Whitehouse has had a strong connection with the Ospreys. He's from the region, he's been a regular down there over the years doing clinics. A very close friend of Dan Biggar and therefore by association would have been friendly with current Osprey players and on first name terms with many others. Attended Dan Biggar's wedding I'm told.

So with regards to picking a ref for this one the Pro14 could have chosen someone who doesnt have such a close association with one of the two teams competing. That would have been a good starting point.
 
in fairness gowerton is as close to the parc as it is to the liberty
 
Not sure him being friends with an ex osprey player is a valid reason for him to not to ref this game
 
Nigel is from our region and on here  most people think he is anti scarlets


I dont agree with Nigel reffing the Osprey derbies. If there's an obvious connection, remove it from fans minds and put someone in charge who has no connections. It should be fairly simple to find a PRO14 ref who doesnt actually come from the regions playing in a vital one off match.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ynysddurfc Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 May 2019 at 10:35pm
The Irish officials already had to travel over to Scotland (assumed to be flying and associated hotel costs). No difference if they flew into Wales. Can't see why the pro 14 therefore couldn't fly the Welsh officials up to Glasgow. 
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Originally posted by ynysddurfc ynysddurfc wrote:

The Irish officials already had to travel over to Scotland (assumed to be flying and associated hotel costs). No difference if they flew into Wales. Can't see why the pro 14 therefore couldn't fly the Welsh officials up to Glasgow. 


Its absolutely ridiculous, and I'm not saying Ben will go out to favour the Ospreys or will over compensate and favour us, however when that 50/50 call has to be made sub conscious certainly plays a part. So why leave doubt in the fans and players minds when there is a simple answer to the situation?
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So Aled Davies shouldn’t be playing today?
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