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Rugby, Australian Football: Jones calls for sin bin end

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posted on Jun, 28 2004 @ 02:23 PM
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Australia coach Eddie Jones has called for the sinbin to be scrapped from international rugby because he believes referees are too scared to use it.

Jones claimed referees are not willing to hand out yellow cards - which means 10 minutes in the sinbin for the offending player - because of the criticism they receive and he urged rugby authorities to come up with a new system.

"I am of the view we certainly shouldn't have a sinbin," said Jones on Sunday.

"The administrators of the game don't want a sinbin and we should do away with it and be honest about the game, say we want 15 on 15 and come up with the appropriate fouling system.

"The referees don't want to use it. I think they are encouraged not to use it. If a referee uses the sinbin he gets criticised from pillar to post, so there is no incentive for the referee to use it."

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