Ireland coach Declan Kidney has refused to get drawn into the debate on the new laws governing the breakdown - insisting his side will concentrate their energies on adapting to the changes.
The Irish – most notably skipper Brian O’Driscoll against Wales last weekend – have been heavily penalised in their last two RBS 6 Nations encounters.
On both occasions a South African official has been in charge of the games and another - Jonathan Kaplan - is due to take charge of proceedings against Scotland on Saturday.
But Kidney, and Ireland back Tommy Bowe, have called on the squad to get used to the amendments sooner rather than later.
“There’s no point going on about something you have no control over,” said Kidney.
“We have a fair idea of what the emphasis and interpretation of certain sections (of the law) are going to be so we have worked on that.”
Bowe added: “It’s just another thing that we have to work on. For every match that we play there are different work-outs for different teams.
“While this is more on the law side of things, it’s just part and parcel of what we do weekly.
“It has been working in the Southern Hemisphere so obviously it’s just a matter of us getting used to it.”