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Ref Cam set to make its Super Rugby debut

Referee Chris Pollock will wear the Ref Cam this weekend

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Article Published: Wednesday 20 February 2013|

The Australian Rugby Union has revealed that the new Ref Cam technology will be used for the first time during the live television broadcast of the Super Rugby clash between the Reds and Waratahs on Saturday.

In a first for rugby in Australia, the Fox Sports television broadcast will incorporate vision captured from a camera worn in a headpiece by referee Chris Pollock.

ARU chief executive Bill Pulver said the trial of the technology had the support of the sport's national governing body and from SANZAR, which sanctions international rugby tournaments involving South Africa, New Zealand and Australia.

Pulver says Ref Cam is "designed to deliver television viewers a unique perspective from the field of play and bring fans closer to the game."

Ref Cam technology has been used for Rugby matches in the United Kingdom and produced interesting footage of the breakdown and can provide citing officials an extra view of incidents after the match.

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