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  1. My first BIG! week

    After a long day making insoles (what a life!) I went to my first EMRURS meeting! after the housekeeping, there was a presentation from a national panel referee and the director of Cambridge RUFC, all about the tackle and the breakdown... and I actually really enjoyed it! Although a lot of my interpretations of the clips shown weren't sport on, the presentation really made me think!

    After getting kitted up (rugby boys love some stash!
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  2. Self - Evaluation

    I did not have the best start to this season, I was supposed to run the Bournemouth marathon on the 6th of October but in the first friendly of the season I managed to break my MCL off my knee leading me to 8 weeks off. this gave me the opportunity I was waiting for to finish my ELRA. my first game was offered from my club after the society ref wasn't available and I jumped at it. my positioning was poor, my whistle technique was dire and I just wasn't running anywhere, well it wasn't the start ...
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  3. What happened :(

    I am currently studying at the University of Northampton (will now on be known as UoN for laziness reasons) reading Podiatry.

    In January '13, UoN 1stXV drew Birmingham in the Cup... not Birmingham 1sts though! After donning my number 5, we set out onto the field, only to be returning from it after only a few phases with a dislocated shoulder. Luckily, the head of the QE2 hospital (next to the rugby pitches) happens to be watching his son play, the UoN replacement flanker. We went on ...
  4. shortage of refs

    last few weeks ive been rung by several clubs asking to ref ; is there now a shortage of senior refs on a saturday afternoon in S.E london ?
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  5. flashing in scrums

    last weeks game i reffed we had issues with defending hookers "flashing " too early ; mainly due to ......."yes nine go ! command .
    Perhaps we go back to a steady scrum and attacking hooker tapping prop to tell scum half he is ready for the ball ?
    "yes nine go " is a command the ref needs not to say and stady scrum is the key ?
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