Swanny’s World of Sport - World Cup referees are so inconsistent

Australia's Michael Hooper.
Australia's Michael Hooper.
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It took an age to send England’s Owen Farrell to the sin bin against Australia after a particularly obvious dangerous play.

Yet Aussie player Michael Hooper did the same in the first-half (at a time when England were still in touch), and was punished by just a penalty, until after the game when he was cited for his nasty tackle. A bit too late to be of any use to be honest.


Rugby union is a dangerous game now that everyone (including some wingers) is bulked up. The World Cup Final could be a farce if the current rate of players departing with injuries continues.