One wonders as to why Sri Lanka have to depend on foreign rugby referees to conduct local tournaments. This is a new phenomenon which has started of late.
My memory goes back to the training program, which I followed in New South Wales, Sydney to obtain the level 2 rugby coaching certificate in 1999.
In the program there was a subject which surprised me, at that time, when I saw the schedule of lectures, where they had allocated 1 1/2 hours classroom lecture by a reputed lecturer on "How to handle the referee" and at the end of lecture only I fully realized that even though how good your team can be, on the field, there are many other matters Administrators, support groups have to attend to produce a champion outfit.
In rugby they say "winning is not everything", but "winning is the only thing" to archive this target, outstanding play alone will not provide positive results, because a referee, who is in charge of the game is a key factor.