Instant citing on foul play mooted

2012-11-10 00:00

CAPE TOWN — Former SA referee Freek Burger says world rugby’s governing body should consider using a citing commissioner during matches to point out foul play immediately.

He feels the time wasted during a match will be reduced if the citing commissioner, rather than the TV referee, views a certain incident. This will enable the official to immediately determine the necessary punishment — something he feels could have made a difference on at least two occasions this season.

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