France – New Zealand – “I too would have endorsed this Test”: former referee Romain Poite returns for the controversial second Test awarded to Marc Telia

France – New Zealand – “I too would have endorsed this Test”: former referee Romain Poite returns for the controversial second Test awarded to Marc Telia

Throughout the World Cup, former French international referee Romain Poite will be our advisor on all matters relating to refereeing. For us, this Saturday returns to France – where New Zealand beat the Blues (27-13), on Friday evening in the World Cup opener. In particular, in this attempt given to Mark Tiglia (43), with a long pass whose legality caused controversy…

the The opening match between France and New Zealand, which the Blues won on Friday at the Stade de France (27-13) will not leave a trace of controversy in history. The joy of victory carries everything. However, at 44H One minute later, a thick bronca descended from the stands of the Stade de France. cause of anger collective ? One minute earlier, South African referee Jaco Pepper gave All Black winger Mark Tilia a controversial try without hesitation, after a long pass from Ioane was, to say the least, “on the goal line.” At that time, Damien Benaud interrupted his defensive effort (mistake). He raised his arm, believing like the crowd in the forward pass. However, Mr. Bieber confirmed his decision, supported by a video. The All Blacks regained the lead (13-9). Romain Buat explains this decision.

“he “The video referee certainly analyzed this situation from several angles.”

The loudest reaction from the audience came after Richie Monga’s (failed) conversion. At this moment, the giant screens at the Stade de France showed a new shot, seen from above, which clearly appeared to show a passing line forward. “Don’t watch them too much, but slow them down, because we will hurt our hearts…” Benjamin Kayser then commented, speaking to TF1. However, validation of this test was recorded with knowledge of all images. “It is a match where 29 cameras are placed around the field andVideo referee has access in many angles. Unlike In the top 14, he works in close collaboration with a video technician available to him. DaOur heroNat, we depend on the director’s choices and the angles he uses ranking. This can sometimes lead to long wait times and parking.-Arbiter conflicts in choosing the required angles. At international level, where we want to limit interruptions in play, TMO (“TV match official”, understanding the video referee) He is constantly at work. He is isolated, accompaniedTechnology starNice– Television, which provides him with the angles he requests to conduct his examinations. In front of him is a screen divided into four so that he can see several angles at the same time.mps, and a second screen that allows you to change the movement. The referee says to the technical staff:I want to see this angle; Give me the other angle. Even if Jaco Bieber has not filed an official appeal for the video, Ithe East The VAR certainly analyzed this situation from several angles, And not just those offered by television. In a match with such pressure, anything is possible Bombed. Therefore, they made their decision with full knowledge of the facts.”

“I think I too would have validated this test.”

The other aspect to consider is the technology aspect. “Internationally, video refereeing is availableIt uses advanced and highly effective technology. It was dubbed “Eye of the Falcon” at the 2015 and 2019 World Cups. It is a technology that allows you to view the same event on a split screen, from different camera angles, simultaneously. It’s a tool that generally gives excellent results.”

On the subject of the controversial pass that led to Tilia’s try, Romain Poeté has taken his stand. “We must understand the path that leads to this decision. Firstly, the linesman Mr Ridley is in a very good position and immediately confirms that he considers the pass to be correct by raising his thumb. Jacko Bieber follows him and confirms the authenticity of the attempt. Then he knows that the referee is exhaustedo It will conduct its checks off site. sWho is he looking at? Dynamics of hands and bCome here. Then he judges whether the ball will go or not Firstly forward when hands come out, from point a (traffic source) At point b (receiver). For a more accurate review, but it appears that the gesture of the hands Effective way At least be on the side. So he also decided to validate the test. When I saw the pictures, if youIf they were in their place, I think I too would have confirmed the validity of this test. But it is not a simple case. I spoke to one of the 2023 World Cup referees to get his opinion. He replied that he was gay, and that the situation was not clear and clear, but that he would definitely try.

“Different approaches between Top 14 and international level”

On the topic of forward passes and how to referee them, Romain Poit also explains: “Styles and analyzes differ between top 14 teams and international level.Another oddity of rugby. “When World Rugby introduced the idea of ​​inertia for judging forward passes, after the demonstration by the Australians, we clearly incorporated it into the top 14. Over time, we have encountered situations that have been very controversial, and this creates very confusing refereeing situations that are difficult for the public to read, “We have gone back to the core of the rule in terms of how we analyse these passes, with the pass being judged by its direction between its starting point and its arrival point, but internationally it was necessary to adhere to the World Rugby Protocol. Personally, to judge these situations, I also used the pass type. The spiral pass, with the initial velocity increased by its rotation, can indeed be subject to the effect of inertia. “I judged it to be a slightly more forgiving use of the long, split pass, and a little more float, in which I relied more easily on the direction of the ball rather than the direction of the hands.”

In the case of Rico Ioane’s pass that led to Mark Tiglia’s effort, it was indeed a failed and powerful one. This may explain Mr. Pepper’s firm decision. “His gestures and those of his assistant Mr. Ridley are also important. From beginning to end, they have a very firm gesture. They show that they are sure of their decision. This is important in the message sent: When I was a young referee, my mentor always told me that it is better to judge your strengths and weaknesses with 150% certainty rather than sweating doubt and certainty. 50%… When you are not sure of yourself, the players and the audience feel it. “This creates confusion.” For once, Jacko Pepper and his sidekicks always seemed straight in their shoes. Do they were right? The rest is interpretation.

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