World Rugby To Meet And Discuss Changes In Two Key Problem Areas
Back to the drawing board.
World Rugby are set to meet up next week to discuss two problem areas in the game that have caused huge controversy in recent months.
Rugby’s governing body are set to sit down and the discuss the role of the TMO as well as the ruling on intentional and accidental fair play for contests in the air going forward.
In recent months we have seen the TMO’s influence on the referee and his officials play a bigger role. We have even seen him question the referee’s decisions, leading him to change his mind.
World Rugby are meeting next week to discuss possible changes in the following areas:
• The role of the TMO.
• Ruling on intentional/accidental fair play for contests in the air.
If you could change one rule in the modern game, what would it be?
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Contests in the air have become a huge talking point after multiple incidents during last month’s June internationals. Benjamin Fall was red-carded for a challenge on All Black Beauden Barrett that was later rescinded, while Israel Folau was banned for a controversial contest with Ireland captain Peter O’Mahony.
What changes do you think should be made if any?