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Coin toss

40 MINS
TO KICKOFF

The Referee and the two Match Captains will come together for the coin toss. This may be televised as part of the match build up.

The winning captain either chooses an end of the field or elects to kick off. Their choice must be communicated to the Match Press Officer, who will in turn distribute to TV, photographers and media.

The coin toss prior to the 2011 Rugby World Cup final