Munster are set to become guinea pigs for rugby's latest attempt to clear up confusion surrounding the television review process. Last week, World Rugby announced that Hawkeye technology is to be trialled in the Pro 12 with a view to using it in time for the World Cup this September.
Hawkeye is already in use in tennis, GAA, cricket and football, and Munster will be involved in the first game of rugby that will use the technology. Referee's will still direct enquiries to the TMO, but these officials will now have access to the Hawkeye 'SMART Replay' technology. This will be used for reviewing plays in simultaneous angles in slow motion in regards to try scoring and possibly player welfare.
Munster will travel to Scarlets this Saturday, which will be the first game where the technology will be available to use. Supporters may not notice a difference, but it is hoped that reviews and decisions will be made faster than the current system.