Rugby World Cup
Hawk-Eye to help citing officers keep players in check
ESPN Staff
August 20, 2015
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Hawk-Eye technology will be used during the Rugby World Cup to help officials keep on top of disciplinary issues.

It was confirmed earlier this week that the technology that is already used in cricket, football and tennis would help on-field decisions as well as medical teams.

On Thursday, a report in The Times detailed ways in which the tool would also be used by citing officials to ensure players were punished for on-pitch indiscretions.

Instead of attending games live, citing officials will watch games from a special room - containing full Hawk-Eye technology - at the tournament's main broadcasting centre at Stockley Park near Heathrow.

They will then have 36 hours from the end of the game in which to raise a citing.

A World Rugby spokesperson told The Times: "A consistent and robust disciplinary process is important to the integrity of the tournament and following successful trials, we believe that the enhanced video review technology has the clear potential to benefit both the speed and accuracy of the process, which is good news for participating teams."

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