Rugby Championship

SANZAR to trial review system

2014-09-12 11:52
George Clancy (Getty Images)
Cape Town - SANZAR is reportedly planning to introduce a cricket-style decision review system from 2016 following a number of poor refereeing decisions.

According to The Australian, SANZAR is locked into the refereeing protocols that will carry through to next year’s Rugby World Cup in England, but after that the review system is likely to be trialled by the southern hemisphere's governing body.

Each team will be allowed as much as three referrals but will not use up one of their appeals if their challenge is successful.

However, there is still uncertainty regarding who would use the appeal - it may the captain or the coach.

This comes after the past weekend's Rugby Championship action was blighted by controversial refereeing decisions.

Australia beat South Africa 24-23 in Perth and New Zealand overcame Argentina 28-9 in Napier, but Ireland's George Clancy and Frenchman Pascal Gauzere were heavily criticised for making some blatant errors which proved costly for the losing teams.

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