World Rugby referees boss slams Antoine Dupont for post-RWC remarks
2024/01/12

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World Rugby's head of match officials, Joel Jutge, has criticized France captain Antoine Dupont for his comments following their Rugby World Cup exit. Dupont questioned the quality of officiating during a post-match press conference after France's loss to South Africa in the quarter-finals. Jutge has now spoken out, expressing his disapproval of Dupont's remarks in an interview with French publication Midi Olympique. He also expressed concern for the safety of referees during the tournament, particularly after South Africa eliminated France. Jutge acknowledged the emotional response from French supporters but stated that physical protection for referees was not necessary.

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