Former Springbok Stefan Terblanche and referee Freek Burger have been included in the team of judicial members for the World Cup in Japan.
Burger will serve as one of the citing commissioners, while Terblanche is a member of the judicial panel.
World Rugby have also enhanced the disciplinary process following the 2015 World Cup to further alignment and consistency.
A citing commissioner from a neutral country will be appointed for each of the 48 matches in the tournament. The commissioner will review the match live with access to all available camera angles and Hawk-Eye multi-camera feeds. The citing window will operate 36 hours after the match.
Teams may refer incidents of alleged foul play to the commissioner for review within 12 hours of the match ending, but only a commissioner may cite a player.
Disciplinary hearings will be convened within 48 hours of the match in order not to impact on a team’s preparation and decisions will be published immediately upon conclusion.
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