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.

Read more on:    sanzar  |  rugby championship  |  rugby

What To Read Next


Read News24’s Comments Policy publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.
Live Video Streaming
Sport Talk

Saturday, 18 August 2018
South Africa v Argentina, Durban 00:00
Saturday, 25 August 2018
Argentina v South Africa, TBA 00:00
Saturday, 08 September 2018
Australia v South Africa, Brisbane 00:00
Team P W PTS
Previous Results

Date Home Team Result Away Team

The Springboks' 25-24 defeat to the All Blacks at Newlands was ...

Love 2 Meet
English Premiership flutter

Take Sport24's "expert" tips at your peril...

Sport24 on Twitter

Follow Sport24 news on Twitter


The 2017/18 Absa Premiership season is under way. Can Bidvest Wits defend their title? Will Soweto giants Kaizer Chiefs or Orlando Pirates emerge victorious? Or will the bookies' favourites, Mamelodi Sundowns, taste success for a record eighth time? Stay glued to Sport24 to find out!

Latest blogs

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.