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Rugby officials should apply the laws, not try to interpret them

Sport

KEO UNCUT

Rugby officials should apply the laws, not try to interpret them

Referees and officials are ruining the game with inconsistent application of the rules

Mark Keohane

Confusion continues among rugby’s custodians and lawmakers. None who regulate how the game is to played seem to know if they want rugby to be a popular sport or a safe sport.

Every week, among rugby folk, the talk remains divided on the issue of what constitutes a yellow or red card. Equally referee interpretation of the laws.

How can so many match officials interpret the same thing so differently?..

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