🚨World Rugby to trial new smart balls that could ‘change the game forever’ at the U20’s World Cup

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Rugby has been a sport never shy from trying new things to make the game better and the latest one could speed up the game and get more of the big calls right. At this year’s U20 World Cup these ‘smart balls’ will tested.

World Rugby’s director of rugby Phil Davies was speaking to the media and explained the advantages of the technology. Quoted by balls.ie

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“A fast game is a good game, and it is right that we explore technology that has the potential to help aid the flow of the game, reduce stoppage time and speed up match official decision-making.

Rugby refereeing is perhaps the most difficult officiating job in sport.

There are multiple decisions or non-decisions that are made at any given moment, and the advancement of broadcast and social media means that such decisions are poured over long after the event.

The evolution of smart ball technology opens the door to assist match officials in reaching accurate decisions more quickly, removing subjectivity and reducing the chance of error.”

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