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The technical pillar is best described as the 'actions of the players'.  When a player kicks, passes or runs with the ball, he is executing a technical action.  Equally, when a player enters a tackle, effects a 'clean out' or makes a tackle, he is effecting a technical action.  

The referee's role is to OBSERVE the technical action, and ultimately observe how the player executes that action.  The referee needs to understand the definitions of the Law and the intention of the Law, in order to know when he is observing a right or a wrong action.

Technical News

IRB and Six Nations Coaches Committed to Tackling Scrum Issues   (0 Comments)

Coaches from the RBS Six Nations participating Unions have thrown their support behind the IRBs commitment to address the scrum issues at the elite level of the Game.
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Consistency the Key for World’s Top Referees Ahead of Rugby World Cup 2011   (0 Comments)

Continued promotion of consistency was the key message for the world’s top referees and referee managers at the annual IRB High Performance Referees meeting in London recently.
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Law Amendments Put Player Welfare First   (0 Comments)

The International Rugby Board Council approved amendments to two aspects of Law that will ensure that the welfare of players always comes first.
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