The former Munster and Irish out-half Ronan O’Gara took to his twitter yesterday and questioned where the game currently sits ..
Is there any other sport where the officials have such an impact ?
Too many rules/ laws.. too complicated.
— Ronan O Gara (@RonanOGara10) February 10, 2024
This DuPont Law is one such example and a farce. Nobody paying tickets or advertising for a frozen game
If TMO didn’t exist, the refs call was held up, so no try. However, I thought the high angle showed the ball clearly touching the line. And if the ball rolled off the boot, it could only have ended on the ground.
Also, it’s a sport where refs actively try to pre-empt offences being committed. Routinely they warn players not to do something. Strictly speaking, it’s none of their business. Refs r supposed to be scrupulously above the fray. In rugby they’re often steering the flow of a game
Rugby has become a farce. Between different interpretations of the the laws with different refs and the whole TMO review thing the game has descended into a he said / she said shit show. You could break down any game into micro moments and have a completely different outcome
100%, becoming a farse and a joke. Thank god I became a fan 16 years ago. If I were to of begun now I doubt I would of stuck at it. Referees and the Law changes are ruining the game. I believe Nigel Owens is the root cause of these issues.