Simon Easterby on the TMO in the first test

Simon Easterby on the TMO in the first test

Speaking post-match on Saturday after his side’s 27-20 defeat, Ireland boss Farrell said they would seek feedback on those calls through “the right channels.”

Asked yesterday whether Ireland had received satisfactory feedback in the days since the game, Simon Easterby indicated that hasn’t been the case.

“We’ve got feedback, yeah,” he said.

Asked why it hadn’t been satisfactory feedback, Easterby expanded.

“We’ve gone through the right process, we’ve had an opportunity to get feedback and put our case forward,” he said. “I think South Africa have done the same so that’s no different.

“And, I think we now believe that we’ll make sure that this weekend there’s no ambiguity…. there’s always going to be decisions you don’t agree with; referees have an incredibly tough job – especially at the breakdown, there’s so much going on.

“We just want to make sure the clear and obvious is picked up, that it’s refereed.

“It sounds bad, but if it means a side has to concede 15, 20 penalties it’s because those indiscretions are there and clear and obvious. If a side concedes five, then it’s because they’ve been disciplined.

“We’re no different. We want to make sure we’re giving the referee, his TMO and assistants, we want to make sure on the other side of that we’re getting real clear comms and decisions on the back of that.”

Source-Murray Kinsella - the42

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