Ken Borland
Sports Journalist
3 minute read
27 Nov 2021
8:00 am

When will World Rugby clean up its messy rules?

Ken Borland

While Erasmus' hour-long video was perhaps a bit too much like starting a riot for World Rugby's authoritarian tastes, a rant had been inevitable.

SA director of rugby Rassie Erasmus on the sidelines of the Springboks' match against Scotland earlier this month. Picture: Gallo Images

So Rassie Erasmus and SA Rugby have apologised and accepted their punishments from World Rugby, but what will be done about all the officiating errata that has marred the game this year? Most probably nothing because the northern hemisphere bloc that now enjoys the hegemony at World Rugby will be too busy power-mongering and money-chasing to pay much notice to the real problems the game is facing. Rugby pundits around the world have been writing about the need to bring clarity and uniformity to the way the game is officiated for more than a decade now, and all World Rugby...