Super Rugby Aotearoa players and coaches are critical of its use
Super Rugby Aotearoa has an issue with TMO “On Demand”. The coaches and technicians of the New Zealand Rugby Championships, which this year have attempted to offer organizational experience, leaving teams with the possibility of invoking a referee review – in some situations – based on what they saw and perceived during the match flow. The game, in fact, does not seem like they like the solution.
New Zealand does not like “on demand” TMO
The first to “sound the alarm” was Scott Barrett who said clearly: “Slow down the game. I don’t like the rule, because it sometimes punishes things that happen far from the meeting point and which, if not remarkable, are not interesting. Leaders also lose some focus.” On the game to watch for marginal things, and then, add to that, some players seem to take it personally if you are calling on them against it. “
Powerful statements, taken up and married by blues coach Tom Coventry: “Referees have good eyes to judge: we allow them to judge. This start and stop is not good for anyone. Rugby is a game that needs flow and continuity, and it is not a fixed sport, as there is already a little more From “pausing.” We know that this is a difficult sport to judge, but in this way we make things more complicated: let us arm ourselves with understanding and sympathy and leave the referees calm.
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