High balls is not just a problem in winter when we want to measure a bull before the auction – it can also be a potential issue at the upcoming World Cup. Why do I say this? Recently World Rugby clarify some laws of the game and one of the areas they want referees to be stricter is the contest in the air. There is now a greater risk of penalties and even cards here so Boks must make sure they know exactly how they will approach it.
I write about this touchy area of the game over at the Vodacom Rugby Portal.