White card back in the game

Fri, 30 Mar 2018 18:56
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VARSITY CUP NEWS: The white card, which has made sporadic appearances, is back.

The white card review system, which was first introduced in the inaugural Varsity Cup competition in 2008 and re-introduced in June 2015, will once again be implemented for the two semifinal matches, the final of the Varsity Cup as well as the Varsity Shield Final.

The white card can be used by either coach or captain to review a decision by the referee.

Each team is allowed one white card review per half.

How the white card review system will work
* Each team will receive two cards marked Half One and Half Two.
* If the captain wants to review an incident, he will request that the referee shows the white card.
* However, the review must be specific, and no general reviews will be allowed.
* Should a coach review an incident, he will ask the TMO to inform the referee of the white card request.
* The coach will then convey his specific referral to the TMO via radio contact.
* Afterwards, the TMO will inform the referee of the challenge, and the referee will then, at the next stoppage of play, raise a white card to indicate that a request for a review was lodged.

Varsity Cup CEO Duitser Bosman explained that the white card rule will not only benefit the Varsity Cup but could benefit the game of rugby as a whole.

"We want the right thing to happen, and the team that deserves to win rightfully so within the rules, should win," Bosman said.

"If we can employ measures that make the results as close to that outcome as possible, we should do it.

"The white card is inevitable, it should become part of World Rugby’s rules."

Varsity Cup semifinals:

April 2

NWU v UJ
Venue: Fanie du Toit Sports Grounds, Potchefstroom
Kick-off: 16.30

Maties v Wits
Venue: Danie Craven Stadium, Stellenbosch
Kick-off: 19.00

There are currently no matches being played
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Fri, 27 April 2018
Hurricanes v Sunwolves 07h35 Wellington
Stormers v Rebels 13h00 Newlands
Leicester Tigers v Newcastle Falcons 18h45 Welford Road
Sat, 28 April 2018
Reds v Lions 05h05 Suncorp Stadium
Blues v Jaguares 07h35 Eden Park
Brumbies v Crusaders 09h45 Canberra
Kings v Cheetahs 13h00 Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium
Exeter Chiefs v Sale Sharks 14h00 Sandy Park
Worcester Warriors v Harlequins 14h00 Sixways
Gloucester v Bath 14h00 Kingsholm
Connacht v Leinster 14h05 Sportsground
Dragons v Scarlets 14h05 Rodney Parade
Bulls v Highlanders 15h15 Loftus Versfeld
Treviso v Zebre 16h00 Stadio Monigo
Cardiff Blues v Ospreys 16h35 Cardiff Arms Park
Munster v Ulster 16h35 Thomond Park
Edinburgh v Glasgow Warriors 18h35 Myreside
Sun, 29 April 2018
London Irish v Saracens 14h00 Madejski Stadium
Wasps v Northampton Saints 14h00 Ricoh Arena
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Sun, 22 April 2018
Racing Metro v Munster 27 | 22
Brumbies v Jaguares 20 | 25
Sat, 21 April 2018
Ulster v Glasgow Warriors 36 | 15
Zebre v Ospreys 37 | 14
Sharks v Stormers 24 | 17
Leinster v Scarlets 38 | 16
Bulls v Rebels 28 | 10
Reds v Chiefs 12 | 36
Crusaders v Sunwolves 33 | 11
Fri, 20 April 2018
Waratahs v Lions 0 | 29
Blues v Highlanders 16 | 34
Sun, 15 April 2018
Saracens v Bath 41 | 6
London Irish v Exeter Chiefs 5 | 45
Sat, 14 April 2018
Leinster v Treviso 15 | 17
Kings v Cardiff Blues 12 | 45
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UJ 8 5 1 2 27
Wits 8 4 1 3 25
Shimlas 8 5 0 3 24
UCT-Ikeys 8 4 0 4 21
UP-Tuks 8 2 1 5 15
CUT-Ixias 8 1 0 7 8
NMMU-Madibaz 8 0 0 8 4