The Springboks' defeat to the All Blacks at Eden Park on Saturday, which included a very questionable yellow card for hooker Bismarck du Plessis, invoked the ire of past and present Proteas players...
Former opening batsman Herschelle Gibbs: "24-10 down and one man short. Time to open it up and run. Referee p***ing me off but they are rattled despite the lead they have. Morne Steyn now needs to show he can improvise and run the show."
Erstwhile wicketkeeper-batsman Mark Boucher: "Why have a TMO? The media should go to work on this referee. Who takes responsibility for these bad decisions that have crept into this great game?"
Ex-captain Shaun Pollock: "It will always be the Achilles Heel of rugby, so many variables in the laws. 30 players involved and one man's interpretation counts for so much."
Skipper Graeme Smith: "Tough pill to swallow, that. I feel for Jean de Villiers. After-match interviews are a joke because your hands are tied."
Hard-hitting middle-order batsman David Miller: "Well played to the Springboks. After all, we were playing against 16. Poor officials. Rugby is no longer a contact sport. Come on, do me a favour. Very poor referee. Wake up, referee."
Limited-overs specialist Farhaan Behardien: "So the referee has seen Reid's knock-on for the try and made a decision based on the big screen. What about Bismarck's two offences?"
Veteran all-rounder Jacques Kallis: "Frustrating to see a great sporting event ruined by poor decisions by officials."
Talented left-hander Colin Ingram: "Another great game of rugby being ruined by a tired referee. Should be his last game ever."
Seamer Chris Morris: "Oh my sack. Are you joking. Softest refereeing I've ever seen. What a joke. Does Ruan Pienaar know he is playing scrumhalf? Shocking call."
Twenty20 International skipper Francois du Plessis: "Mr referee, you are spoiling a good game here."
Recalled fast bowler Wayne Parnell: "Why does The Haka always give me chills and make me pull my face?"