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Wales expect hard line on scrums at World Cup

Wales expect hard line on scrums at World Cup

Wales forwards coach Robin Bryde expects referees to take a tough line on scrum infringements at the Rugby World Cup but says it won't be an issue if teams toe the line.
Scrums have been listed as one of five key areas referees will focus on during the world tournament in an effort to eliminate the collapses and resets which often stall games.
McBryde said he had no concerns if referees demanded strict compliance with scrum laws and said Englishman Wayne Barnes, who will control Wales' opening match against South Africa on Sunday, was a stickler in that area.
He said "there's no excuses. We know it's become part of the game that needs to be addressed and I'm sure they'll want to clamp down right from the beginning in the World Cup and not put up with any ill discipline really. I don't think it will be an issue."


Updated : 2021-05-18 17:57 GMT+08:00