Six Nations Referee Replacement Mid-GamePosted 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
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.