Joy Neville - International Player to WC Final Ref P1
August 25, 2017
New changes to rugby laws
January 16, 2017
This video, Laws, focuses on how changes to rugby laws have affected the game of rugby, the reasoning behind those changes and which have had the greatest impact; forcing teams to re-think and adapt their game strategies.
The modern era has brought with it the introduction of professional referees, allowing match day officials to spend more time liaising and supporting Premiership clubs, as well as ensuring they have the resources and capabilities to deal with the physical and mental requirements of the game; from vigorous training and fitness regimes to psychotherapy sessions.
There is no doubt that advancing technology has greatly impacted the game over recent years, offering real time data and instant replays to coaches, fans and referees. Ricoh’s third video investigates how the introduction of the TMO has changed the game and if it has, improved it; by allowing referees to make better, informed and more accurate decisions.
Ben Kay, Ricoh ambassador, added “It’s really encouraging to see Ricoh offering fans a different perspective on the game and highlighting just what it takes to be a professional referee in the modern era. The TMO has greatly impacted how referees make decisions and has also enhanced the fans involvement in those decisions. Although there has been a lot of debate, primarily around how much the TMO should be used, we can’t deny that it has provided us with invaluable game play information, which will, hopefully, continue to make the game safer, fairer but just as exciting.”
Story from http://www.premiershiprugby.com/news/new-laws-film-as-part-of-ricoh-rugby-change-series/