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Sunday Sep 29, 2019

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.

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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.

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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.

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