Referee decisions during World Cup

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    Then either I didn't understand your original post, or you don't understand that pdf
    So, in relation to yellow cards accumulating to an automatic citing, they're (temporarily) reset.
    In terms of considering a players precious disciplinary history as mitigation or otherwise - no mention in the section titled "Accumulation of yellow cards / citing commissioner warnings" (page 4, paragraph 1).

    However, the paragraph just above, on "citing hearing" states (page 3, paragraph 4, and indeed 6, which looks identical, at a glance).
    Emphasis mine
     
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    Aki red pretty clear red. This new frame work has come in but it seems alot of these reds were reds well before this? How many reds dod we see last world cup? Is it a dramatic rise?
     
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    I think this world cup matched the highest number of reds quite early on, so we're way ahead now
     
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    I think there's a real issue with reds only becoming reds when the TMO is used to confirm the evidence thereof. I'm not here to claim whether that is right or wrong but the TMO is now taking centre stage. Lets take the Lavanini example. On the field of play Nigel Owens (one of the world's best refs) call "no foul play, play on" the TMO armed with super slow motion and multiple angles intervenes and suggests that foul play has occurred.

    Refs are very keen to defer decisions to the TMO and as soon at that happens the framework begins to apply. Any direct contact to the head = Yellow at minimum. Without mitigation it = red..................
     
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    The thing is most the reds we've seen have been reds for some time very little to do with the new framework.

    As I noted earlier on I think I've seen more head hits this world cup than in any previous incarnation. Which is madness when you consider they are looking more closely rather than less.
     
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    Exactly this.
    I don't recall a single red this year that shouldn't have been red in 2015 most should have been red in 2011 or 1991 - even if they would have been more likely to get away with it.

    Yellows are a different matter on this, as mitigation that would (probably) have reduced it to a penalty now only reduce to a yellow.

    Hitting someone in the head has been illegal in rugby since I started watching in 1987. There's just less leeway, less mitigation, and more scrutiny these days. Laws have changed for hitting someone at the top of the shoulder, on taking someone in the air, on lifting in the tackle etc, but the head has always been officially off limits. It's just being done more with less chance of getting away with it.
     
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    Isn’t the directive to confirm with the TMO and AR’s before sanctioning? I’m sure I read somewhere after the EOYT last year that the referee has to consult with the other’s before sanctioning.

    also there were a few red cards that the referee didn’t see in real time, and the TMO informed them of foul play. Which has been a directive for a while now.

    The red card in the SA vs. Canada for example, was spotted by the AR, not the referee, and the TMO informed the referee of potential foul play.

    anyways, I don’t care how they do it, just as long as the right decision is made...
     
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    I think its OK for the IRB to change the rules and regulations. Its important to the evolution of the game.
    But doing it Day one of a RWC is completely fricken stupid in so many ways.
    The game is always evolving and changing, after rules or the application of rules change it takes time for the players and referees to adjust.
    Really, there shouldn't be any changes to the rules application of the rules of management of the referees in the 6 months or so leading upto a WC. So all teams can go in knowing where the lines are drawn.
    I think as it is right now the referees are more likely to decide the fate of WC games than ever before.
     
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    Just out of interest. When was the last time that a direct hit to the head without mitigation wasn't a red card offence?

    As it is, I can't remember a time when so many players were knowingly committing red card offences, let alone so many are skirting so close to a red card offence that it's essentially out of their hands.
     
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    Apparently Moriarty's swinging arm to head was only yellow wtf
     
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    For me it's right on the border.

    Contact with head: Yes
    Mitigation: No

    The question is force. It didn't look the worse but then the French players chin shudders from the hit. With another ref it could have been red.
     
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    What's going on with the total lack of offside officiating this WC?
    That & clearing out at the ruck have been ignored.
     
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    Thing is World Rugby have periods of focusing on certain rules because if you police too strictly it kills the game and especially at the world cup there is enough issues around the rules. I can see some new ref directives after the world cup.
     
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