Allan Massie: Referees are right to be strict on high tackles
Mick Cleary, the Daily Telegraph’s respected rugby correspondent, suggested this week that referees are being too strict in their policing of high tackles. They’ll have to adjust their ways, he said, if we aren’t to end up with 11-a side. One obvious answer is of course that it’s the players who should be adjusting their ways. Still, as with any worthwhile argument, there are two sides to the question.