State of game worries Strydom
March 27, 2001

Former Test referee Steve Strydom admitted on Monday he was concerned about some of the infringements committed in this season's Super 12 thusfar.

Strydom, currently the chairman of the referees' committee for Sarfu, said he and his Sanzar counterparts Ian Scotney and Bob Francis expressed their disappointment with some high and dangerous tackles and some off the ball incidents that have become all to common this season.

"The three of us had our weekly telephonic discussion this morning (Monday)," he told Beeld. "After this weekend's games we expressed our concerns about some of the incidents that occurred. But it will be discussed, because the minutes of our meeting will be sent to Sanzar's referee board - Freek Burger (Sarfu), Russell Trotter (ARU) and Keith Lawrence (NZRFU).

"One of the problems that's a worry aren't the high tackles as such, but rather the fact there is a tendency for players to lead with their forearm. It's even happening at Vodacom Cup level," he added.

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