Australian referee Paul Marks has been dropped from the Super 14 officials panel, according to The Australian newspaper.
The Australian said today that Marks was removed after his controversial handling of the New South Wales Waratahs versus Sharks match in Sydney last weekend.
Marks was criticised by Sharks coach John Plumtree after he failed to award the South African team a penalty try when Kurtley Beale knocked down a pass that appeared to deny the Sharks a late try.
The Sharks lost 25-21, their fourth successive loss of the season.
SANZAR referees chief Lyndon Bray said a penalty try should have been awarded, according to The Australian.
South African official Pro Legoete was also dropped by the referees’ selection panel.