In rugby, the red card needs to penalise the perpetrator, not the teams, coaches, spectators, and TV viewers.

Ahead of the 2017 Super Rugby Final, listen to IRANZ Managing Director Murray Mexted's thoughts following the Lions' semi-final against the Hurricanes.

Aaron Cruden will be missed at Super Rugby and All Black level.

These days he is the complete number 10. He has a clear strategic rugby brain, excellent vision and a skill-set to execute under pressure.

With the help of a very poor French referee, the British & Irish Lions pulled off a manoeuvre that Harry Houdini would have been proud of. They never looked like scoring a try, breaking the line or ever attempting something creative. Their scrum was average at best and line-out only slightly better. Yet somehow they drew the series.

The two best sides in the world, overseen by the two best coaches in the world – should we really be that surprised that the series finished in a draw?

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