I was at a cup game at the weekend where 1 team only had 15 players available.
The game started 15 v 15 but in the 2nd half they had to take off an injured player.
At this point the referee made the other team take a player off also so as to make it 14 a side… He was adamant this was correct and said he’d only read the regulations before he came to the match.
I was looking at the regulations since myself but I can’t see where this has changed from previous years (if they only had 14 to play the match then it’s 14 a side, but not when it started with 15)
Does anyone know if this has changed? Or did the ref misinterpret it?