Disputes from Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifying: ‘biased’ referees and ineligible players – an analysis by 3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert.

18th June 2018

In his latest article for LawInSport, 3PB Sports barrister Graham Gilbert reviews the decisions of the Judicial and Disputes Committee of World Rugby in relation to a number of complaints made by participating Unions in the Rugby World Cup 2019 Qualifying Competition. Namely:

  • a match played as part of the final round of the Qualifying Competition, following which a number of complaints had been made by Federacion Espanola de Rugby (FER) relating to, among other things, the independence of the referee
  • and issues of player eligibility relating to players fielded by Belgium, Spain and Romania.

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