The man in charge – and how

The Daily Telegraph - Rugby World Cup - - Sport: Rugby World Cup 2015 - Ref­eree Ro­main Poite

There are two dis­tinct schools of thought on Poite’s of­fi­ci­at­ing of the scrum. The first, widely es­poused in Eng­land, is that he is the best in the busi­ness at in­ter­pret­ing the dark arts. The other sug­gests his mind is made up by who­ever achieves early dom­i­nance. Gen­er­ally he is con­sis­tent, but harsh on the break­down. Once a player is warned there are no sec­ond chances be­fore a card.

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