Sports Letter: Rewriting referees

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Sir: In light of the recent result at Cardiff Arms Park and more importantly of the totally inadequate standard of refereeing that was witnessed, may I suggest that in line with the current train of thought coming from the FA at the moment regarding the employing of experienced referees on a full-time professional basis, that maybe the RFU could look at employing a set number of competent referees to cover not only the Five Nations' Championship but also a select number of top matches in each of the respective national leagues.

While understanding the need to keep the sport within amateur boundaries, surely the rewriting of the history books by inept refereeing decisions is something that can no longer be tolerated in this day and age.

Yours faithfully,




8 February