Six Nations Referee Replacement Mid-Game

Posted by SCRRS Website Committee on March 14th, 2011

“the protocol for such a replacement is well understood and the switch performed flawlessly”

Referee Roman Poite had been replaced because of a calf injury by assistant referee Jérôme Garces to complete the match. This is the first time a referee has been replaced in the middle of a Six Nations International.


Communications failure in Twickenham

French referee Romain Poite (third left, facing away) is given medical help after getting injured during the RBS 6 Nations Match at Twickenham, London.

TMO: Tony Redmond (Ireland)
On March 13 I was back at Twickenham to be the TV Match Official (TMO) for the England v Scotland Six Nations game. This is the oldest international fixture and was first played in 1871, so there’s a bit of history and whenever the two teams come together you can be sure of a dogfight.

Read full post on Tony Redmond’s Blog


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