Three weeks on from the Rugby World Cup final and details are emerging that World Rugby had private conversation with the New Zealand Rugby Union.
After reviewing the replays, referee Wayne Barnes duly disallowed the try, but according to a report by Stuff.co.nz, he was incorrect in doing so.
“World Rugby has privately acknowledged to the All Blacks that the ruling out of Aaron Smith’s try in the final was, in fact, outside the rules, but is refusing to publicly acknowledge that,” the report from Stuff states.
Why can't World Rugby publicly acknowledge that the disallowed Aaron Smith try in the final vs Springboks should have stood? Why are they admitting now and what do they want to achieve from that? #SinBinRugby #RWCFinal #RWC2023 pic.twitter.com/Bsc0z8lams
— Sin Bin Rugby. (@sin_bin_rugby) November 15, 2023
Rugby it seems is a bit of a crossroads at the moment with the use of the video ref, is the technology helping the game or actually harming it..?