Rugby's Referee RefCam Should Make Every Other Sport Jealous

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterMarch 7, 2013

For those wanting to get on the field and closer to the action, a rugby RefCam proves to do just that. 

A tip of the hat to BuzzFeed for spotting a video that may add yet another dimension to the way you watch sports. Well, that would be the hope anyway. 

Referee Chris Pollock was outfitted with what looks to be a GoPro camera ahead of a rugby fixture on Saturday. 

From there, he called the game as he would, while also capturing some amazing sights from the pitch. It went over so well that Sanzar game manager Lyndon Bray said he was "cautiously optimistic" that this could be a tool for broadcast teams to bring the fans closer to the game. 

He goes on to say that it would be a great tool for coaching and teaching new refs and blah, blah, blah. The only thing I care about is how this might affect viewing the sports we already love. 

Not only do you get a ref's point of view, but access to everything he hears. 

Judging by some of the comments in the YouTube section, some fans are quick to point out the issues some leagues like the NFL would have of making their on-the-field calls so transparent. 

Fine, if you are going to throw hate on a great idea, consider using this as a mere tool to get another perspective for highlights.

After a great NFL hit or an amazing MLB play, you could get the official's perspective, getting the vantage point of someone who is actually on the field.

Rugby, you have me very jealous.

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