In a league game, a team is short of one player when start time arrives. According to Law of Sport of Bowls, they can start the game with first two players playing three woods each and the skip play two woods, The winning score is deducted by 25%.(Law of Sport of Bowls 39.2.2.)
The defaulting team challenged and refused first two players playing three woods. They queried if the first two players played two woods and the score would not be deducted.