Then why have the TMO at all? Sorry, I do not agree with that Flag. The TMO should not be limited to a couple of questions, he should be able to advise the ref on everything that could impact the score in close vicinity of the goal line. As it stands, wrong decisions are being made because of protocol. That is wrong and can easily be fixed. Simplify the laws, take subjectivity out and you remove controversy. I know it will never be perfect, but it is in shambles ATM.
Should be, would be, could be. The TMO is there to assist the ref and not to over-rule him. The referee has the final say, and that is it. The rest are advisors. Look at what the law says. You are not disagreeing with me. You are disagreeing with the law. The law does not even prescribe a TMO. It says that one MAY be appointed and he MAY be consulted. Let me quote it for you again:
6.A.6 REFEREE CONSULTING WITH OTHERS
(a) The referee may consult
with assistant referees in regard to matters relating to their duties,
the Law relating to foul play or timekeeping and may request assistance related to other
aspects of the referee’s duties including the adjudica tion of offside.(b) A match organiser may appoint an official who uses technological devices. If the referee is unsure when making a decision in in-goal involving a try being scored or a touch down, that official may be consulted.
The official may be consulted if the referee is unsure when making a decision in in-goal with regard to the scoring of a try or a touch down when foul play in in-goal may have been involved.
The official may be consulted in relation to the success or otherwise of kicks at goal.
The official may be consulted if the referee or assistant referees are unsure if a player was or was not in touch when attempting to ground the ball to score a try.
The official may be consulted if the referee or assistant referees are unsure when making a decision relating to touch-in-goal and the ball being made dead if a score may have occurred.
© A match organiser may appoint a timekeeper who will signify the end of each half.
(d) The referee must not consult with any other persons.