Was wondering if someone could help me out with a quick question about how much influence a TMO is allowed to have.
While watching Rugby Extra Time on Fox last week with OMC and the lovely Mrs Cringle, Mum asked a question neither myself or Dad could answer (much to our embarrassment).
She asked if the TMO is allowed to answer a question the field ref doesn't ask him. For example, if the ref goes to the TMO and asks if the ball was grounded, does the TMO have to just give a 'yes or no' answer or are they allowed to say 'yes the ball was grounded but it was also knocked on by the player who previously had the ball'.
Are they allowed to give more information than what the ref asked is what i'm trying to say.
Does anyone know? Burgs... you must do surely.
Much appreciated guys!