In regards to the Sharks/Panthers kickoff fiasco, if you watch the replay, the shadow of the ball goes over the line beyond the 10m mark which is fine in my books. The big controversy is that Coote was offside from the chargedown which ultimately led to the winning field goal. Not sure what the league can do though, if they pull up play to check all these calls then momentum is lost within games. One solution could possibly be to put another 2 touchies on the field to watch their respective halves and limit these errors.
And as for Super 15, I'm cut that the Crusaders are out, but suck shit to the Stormers. Your boring European style shit failed when it counted you useless cunts and now you go another season without making the final. Chiefs/Sharks should be a very entertaining final.
They need to fix up the way they do things. One touchie on the offensive line looking at forward passes, one touchie on the defensive line looking at offside, ref looking at offside, the 2nd ref looking at the ruck and calling on strips/knock ons. So each ref has their job, and takes pressure off the main ref. Altenatively, do away with the 2nd ref, and leave it all up to the one ref. That way calls are generally more consistant.