After watching Mr Roland today a few things hit me, well 2 at least.
First up with the representative rules for players at the moment why are referees not subject to the same rules. Mr Roland is eligible to play for France through his French father. Before anyone says it I know he had 3 caps for Ireland but the possibility is still there. For my money he shouldnt be able to referee France just as Wayne Barnes doesnt referee England.
Secondly and I'm not suggesting anything untoward but the fact is in the last two games he has refereed France he has given them 2 massive decisions which experts seem to be of a concensus were wrong firstly the Warburton card in the world cup and Sharples card today. Both of those decisions may have a major impact on a top tier tournament not to mention job prospects and players international positions/ call ups.
So two games vs France and 2 potentially massive decisions. This isnt my opinion this is a fact, after all what cant speak, cant lie
To my mind it seems he wants to play a bigger part in a game than a referee should.
What do we think?