There will be a South African TMO for Saturday’s test match between the Lions and the Springboks and Lions coach Warren Gatland isn’t one bit happy and can you blame him? There was supposed to be a New Zealander TMO but due to the latest restrictions in New Zealand the Kiwi can’t fly to South African, so the Lions will have to accept Marius Jonker as the man who could make vital decisions.
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— World Sports Betting (@WorldSportsBet) July 23, 2021
🗣️ 'It doesn't surprise me that Warren comes out and plays those games.'
🗣️ '"The whole world can see what decisions will be made with Marius Jonker as the TMO.'
— Off The Ball (@offtheball) July 23, 2021
— #rugbyengland (@RugbyEng) July 23, 2021
Warren Gatland is reportedly furious that South African Marius Jonker, rather than a neutral official, has been appointed as the TMO for the Test series between the British & Irish Lions and the Springboks.
— Iggydare da Rugbyian (@iggydae) July 23, 2021
This all just adds to what should be a cracking game tomorrow at Cape Town 5pm, it can’t come quick enough!