Thursday 29 June 2017

Peter Bills: Ref lottery a recipe for world chaos

Peter Bills

ON the evidence of the early weeks of the southern hemisphere’s Super 15 season, the World Cup this autumn is in danger of turning into a complete lottery.

Which set of rules are administered will depend purely upon the man in the middle on any given day.

There might be a general rule book to which all match officials are supposed to adhere, but something quite different seems to have happened in the first three weekends of the Super 15.

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