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Would VAR be better than TMO for Rugby

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    Posted: 27 Jun 2018 at 10:13
I really don't think there is much Rugby can learn from Football but watching the World Cup I cannot help but feel that the VAR process would be better for Rugby than the current way TMO is used.
A simple referral by the TMO, a short description of what he thinks, followed by the referee taking a look, not on the big screen but at pitch side as in football, on a high definition screen. No further input from TMO other than the referral, with the referee making a final decision. If the citing commissioner then decides that the ref has missed something then deal with it post match.
 
As it stands I think the TMO has too much influence on the final decision and the ref tends to check his decision with the TMO before taking action, so it is conclusion by consensus which is why it takes so long. 
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote carlos fandango Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2018 at 09:38
Here's a thought. Instead of having Referees and touch judges terrified of their own shadow and too petrified to make a decision without the telly bod checking, get rid of the whole lot and go back to the bloke in the middle.

Cricket umpires are the same. When did anyone give a run out recently without checking even when it was obvious.

Football refs have always been a craven bunch. How long til VAR starts to favour the 'bigger' teams?
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VAR operators don't have multi-billionaire scum spitting and screaming in their faces until they give the 'top' team their decision. 
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I will worry about it when TV cameras make it to Granchester Road
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Originally posted by OldNick OldNick wrote:

VAR operators don't have multi-billionaire scum spitting and screaming in their faces until they give the 'top' team their decision. 

VAR operators don't make decisions. They simply indicate to the referee that there is something which should be reviewed. The final decision is always the referee's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Capt Sparrow Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 Jun 2018 at 11:41
Originally posted by Shamrose Shamrose wrote:

I really don't think there is much Rugby can learn from Football 


Sorry Shamrose but rugby could learn a lot from football. For a start look at the shambles of a Cup competition foisted on the Championship. Secondly look at how they deal with Promotion and relegation, no ring fencing by stealth and stupid ground criteria so that clubs below the Premier league can realise their dreams if they are good enough on the pitch.
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