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Sunday Sep 29, 2019

ANGRY fans react to poor World Cup refereeing

ANGRY fans react to poor World Cup refereeing

World Cup Officials are taking a lot of criticism over the consistency of decisions surrounding tackle heights so fair in the tournament in Japan.

The first major incident, which went to the citing committee, was Reece Hodge’s hit on Fiji flanker Peceli Yato in round one of the tournament, with the Wallaby winger receiving a three-match ban – quite rightly.

However fans are unhappy with the consistency of decisions. The next incident which came under the spotlight was a tackle made by England’s Piers Francis in the opening play against the USA, which received no ban at all.

But now the officials have been criticised further following today’s ruling against Wallaby centre Samu Kerevi, who conceded a penalty for leading into a tackle on Wales fly half Rhys Patchell with his forearm.

Player safety is at the centre of all these decisions but coaches, payers and fans are beginning to not only get confused on the matter, but frustrated too.



  • daveyjake
    10:36 PM 29/09/2019
    Top Comment

    Last night, Uruguay's hooker, Facundo Gattas was given a red for very UNINTENTIONAL contact against Georgia.  Michael Hooper got off with a warning on a rather deliberate-looking shoulder-charge against Wales fly half Dan Biggar--and Biggar didn't even have the ball! If World Rugby doesn't rescind Gattas's red card then, in my opinion, that clearly shows blatant bias in favor of Tier 1 nations versus Tier 2 nations.


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