Alan Zondagh | Rugby must limit TMO's role, stoppages, and fake injuries to speed up the game and entertain

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Of the many talking points the British & Irish Lions series left us, there was much debate around the number of stoppages in the game, with riled up viewers feeling the slow nature of the three Test matches did rugby a disservice. 

Of the many talking points the British & Irish Lions series left us, there was much debate around the number of stoppages in the game.

If it wasn't the television match official (TMO), it was players faking injuries, scrums collapsing, changing of substitutes, water boys and medical staff on the pitch and stuff.

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