Borthwick calls for more transparency over World Cup refereeing decisions

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  • Eddie Jones believes use of video replays is harming spectacle
  • Disciplinary process under fire over red card inconsistency

The England head coach, Steve Borthwick, has called for more transparency over refereeing decisions at the Rugby World Cup while his predecessor Eddie Jones has taken a swipe at the use of TV replays as the game’s disciplinary process comes under further fire.

Tom Curry was sent off inside three minutes of last week’s victory over Argentina – the fourth England player in six matches to be given his marching orders – and, while he accepted his punishment, similar incidents involving South Africa’s Jesse Kriel, Chile’s Martín Sigren, Wales’s Dan Biggar and Romain Taofifénua of France have not been deemed worthy of a red card.

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Written by Gerard Meagher in Antibes
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