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The Scarlets will be at the centre of new revolutionary video technology being trailed ahead of the Rugby World Cup later this year.

The Scarlets will host the first trial of its kind in their big match against Munster in the Guinness PRO12 at Parc Y Scarlets on Saturday, 21st February kick-off 2.40pm.

Further trials will take place in the Guinness PRO12 and at the World Rugby Under 20s Championship in Italy.

World Rugby, the international governing body formerly known as IRB, is collaborating with Hawk-Eye Innovations and Rugby World Cup 2015 host broadcaster ITV to trial innovative video review technology for consideration ahead of England 2015. The objective of the trial is to determine how new technology can enhance player welfare, while strengthening the accuracy and efficiency of the television match official (TMO) decision-making process.

With England 2015 set to be the best-attended and most-viewed rugby event to date, the approach underscores World Rugby’s commitment to ensuring the best-possible service for teams and fans. While the protocol will be unchanged relating to the questions that the referee asks of the TMO, the technology that the TMO will have access to is being enhanced with access to simultaneous multiple angle replays in real-time and slow motion delivered by Hawk-Eye’s ‘SMART Replay’ technology.

Scarlets Chief Operating Officer Jon Daniels said: “It’s fantastic to see World Rugby leading the way with Hawk-eye technology; any technology that can enhance player welfare is to be welcomed. We are delighted to be hosting the first live trial of the innovative technology at Parc y Scarlets on Saturday.”

World Rugby Chief Executive Brett Gosper said: “Technology is an important component of the rugby performance and fan engagement environments and Rugby World Cup 2015 is set to showcase innovation and performance to a record global audience. Central to our sport is the integrity of player welfare and the match official decision making process.”