Tuesday 20 March 2018

Linked in to man in the middle

Referee Mark Lawrence: "Watch the feed Nigel, make sure they get it in straight" -- Lawrence urges touch judge Nigel Owens to keep an eye on Peter Stringer's put-in during the first half.

ML: "Great scrum gentleman. There was some slipping there, that's all" -- Lawrence polices the scrum with Ireland under their own posts.

ML: "It was a maul and at a maul only people on their feet can play the ball. These are very simple rules" -- Lawrence lectures the Pumas.

ML: "The guy with the TV is better than me, that's the TMO's job boys" -- Lawrence explains the thinking behind the decision not to award Keith Earls' try

Irish Independent

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