VAR is part of a wider trend of digitalisation that threatens to make football less natural and spontaneous.
The price of greater accuracy might be to damage fans’ enjoyment.
The data shows NRL referees get it right most of the time. So why do they still cop criticism?
A centralised video ref for next year’s NRL season aims to reduce the dramas surrounding refereeing decisions in the game. But how often do the on-field refs get it wrong?