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    Default Smart Power Profiler studs

    well, that's it: I think I'll give up the stud inspection as I clearly have no idea what to look for - apparently WR have declared that these are legal



    http://www.andymcgeady.com/the-mullet-stud/

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    Default Re: Smart Power Profiler studs

    Saw these in FB thread from a Referee Society and was as horrified as the author of the article about their legality.

    I take the view that it is me in Court and not some suit from WR; so I will not permit them as I deem them dangerous.
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    Default Re: Smart Power Profiler studs

    They are called "The Mullet Stud", downright brilliant. Sales in Wales will be magnificent.

    I often wonder how the first player who wore cleats to a game was ridiculed as a cheater. The irony is we are still trying to cheat at any opportunity. That first poor ******* was probably teased til no end. He probably didn't even have a mullet.

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    Default Re: Smart Power Profiler studs

    Quote Originally Posted by Not Kurt Weaver View Post
    They are called "The Mullet Stud", downright brilliant. Sales in Wales will be magnificent.

    I often wonder how the first player who wore cleats to a game was ridiculed as a cheater. The irony is we are still trying to cheat at any opportunity. That first poor ******* was probably teased til no end. He probably didn't even have a mullet.
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    Default Re: Smart Power Profiler studs

    isn't just the manufacture that claims they've passed all the test

    World Rugby confirmed their legality last week, said Smart Power, and a note will be issued from World Rugby’s officiating department about them.
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    http://www.andymcgeady.com/the-mullet-stud/

    "Over to World Rugby, who said while studs don’t actually get licensed by them the stud has passed their tests.“They must conform to the provisions outlined in Regulation 12 (see the World Rugby Handbookiii). In this case, these studs have been independently tested and were found to conform with Reg 12.”
    That is to say, these studs are indeed rugby-legal."

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    Default Re: Smart Power Profiler studs

    I don't want to be too cynical but has anyone seen anything that is actually direct from World Rugby on these, rather than a quote from the manufacturer or a blogger?

    Until i see something from WR no-one is wearing these on a pitch im refereeing on. I get enough trouble with knee braces with metal or hard plastic and the usual "the referee let me wear it last week". Really? I refereed you last week and we had the same conversation!

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    Default Re: Smart Power Profiler studs

    Until WR issue something then I don't see how I can verify they are approved, and will err on the side of caution by not permitting them until notified otherwise.

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    Default Re: Smart Power Profiler studs

    Quote Originally Posted by winchesterref View Post
    Until WR issue something then I don't see how I can verify they are approved, and will err on the side of caution by not permitting them until notified otherwise.
    Exactly.

    I've seen Regulation 12 and it is very specific and includes minimum diameters etc. I can't see how these would satisfy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil E View Post
    We?

    Not me.
    Not you, the Russians

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