Kings coach Kempson disappointed by match officiating

Robbi Kempson
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Southern Kings interim coach, Robbi Kempson, could find himself in hot water for his scathing criticism of match officials during his side’s match against Munster.

The Kings lost their second successive Guinness Pro 14 match after going 31-20 to the Irish side at Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium on Saturday.

At the post match press conference, Kempson said his team’s discipline has improved but was let down by the two assistant referees and the television match official.

“I think the South African officials that handled this game were appalling. The TMO, the try was a metre short. You could all see on the replays, comfortably a metre short, yet they gave the try and when people are on their hands and knees trying to defend the mauls in front of an assistant referee, I would assume he is going to communicate that is illegal, but that never happened,” says Kempson.