Rugby Thoughts EP3 – TMO and Technology

There are often comments about the TMO and why he hasn’t seen something. Here I take a look at what the TMO gets to see and how the technology helps or hinders them.

This is the second in a series of posts following on from looking at the taking of quick conversions to secure the points from a try.

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  1. Interesting stuff. But I think there’s some major inconsistencies in what the TMO can actually see. Our sources suggest theres a big difference in diff countries. In SuperRugby, the TMO is often in the stand or in a box somewhere within the stadium (but away from the TV producers). In the Aviva Premiership, the TMO sits in the TV production truck and can see all angles available – not just one. They have a delayed feed (up to 8 seconds depending on if game is live or not) and can request angles without them being on TV/big screen. That way there’s less crowd involvement, and certainly no element of “local TV producer’ which Im told can impact things in some countries.

    1. It’s interesting to hear that in the Aviva Premiership they get to see all angles. Totally agree that there are regional differences.

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