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All Blacks assistant coach condemns social media abuse directed at rugby referees

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 4 Feb 2024, 2:39PM
All Blacks assistant coach Jason Ryan. Photo / Photosport
All Blacks assistant coach Jason Ryan. Photo / Photosport

All Blacks assistant coach condemns social media abuse directed at rugby referees

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Sun, 4 Feb 2024, 2:39PM

All Blacks assistant coach Jason Ryan has condemned the abuse of rugby referees following a recent report by World Rugby.

It found that Rugby World Cup referee Wayne Barnes was the most targeted person of social media slander at the tournament, picking up a third of all abuse aimed at individuals.

Ryan says the findings in the report were 'disgusting' to read- and this problem needs to be cracked down on.

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