NRL Video Bunker to be Introduced in 2016

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The Australian Rugby League Commission has confirmed that the NRL will employ the use of a Central Command Centre for video refereeing decisions in 2016.

“Now that it has been approved by the Commission we will begin work on the facility so it is up and running in time for the start of the 2016 season,” Greenberg said.

“Our video referees will be using state-of-the-art technology.

“We will control the vision, and the improved technology means we will be able to make informed decisions much quicker.

“Our video referees will have access to multiple camera angles and playback control for all reviewable decisions. Touch screen interfaces, zoom functions and split screens will further enhance the decision making process.

“Recent trials have shown that video referees can review decisions in an average of about 40 seconds when they have relevant angles and enhanced video review technology available at their fingertips.

“That’s half the current average time our video referees take to make a decision – and that will be our target next season.”

Read more at Rugby League Week

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