Week 18- days filming "school of hardknocks" for skyt.v. with messrs. quinell and shaggy greenwood plus a bunch of tottenham reprobates (teaching them how to get a life through the medium of rugger) good fun ,lots of raw talent.
Jaunt to France for a student cup game. Realise i haven't reffed a single "wet" game in england this year as arrive in middle of "tempete joachim" -huge storm wrecking northern france. Luckily it calms a little before the game but my AR'S solemnly inform me the players/crowd
Updated 09-01-12 at 23:01 by B52 REF
WEEK 16- Essex derby -but all very good humoured.
Sunday- top youths game with keen new young ref as homers coach.
Midweek- students 14-15 so rubbish hometeam card ,not too badly off pace but bothsides not happy with my breakdown mangement (oops).
Esher to watch England Ladies easily put away the Kiwis (could have scored a lot more but for bad options, overuse of chip/cross kick when simple run in would have done the job.)
Ref was v.good (well very tall compared to the
Week 14- top ladies league- all good stuff though i suspect crappy card from losing visitors vice- capt. (no.8) "can you please get your head in pre-engage - no slingshot-" " no 'i,m an international this is the way we do it " communication kinda went downhill thereafter.
midweek- really good students game- reminded me why i love this game.
londonrefs dinner - the 2 willies speaking asi in Mr President RFU and Mr McBride -fortunately former was short self deprecating and humous and latter
Updated 07-12-11 at 02:12 by Robert Burns
First post so we'll see how it goes...
Just looking for some insight from my learned colleagues regarding actions I've noticed at the ruck...
i.e., ball won and at the back of the ruck, defending player then stepping over or through the ruck to dislodge the ball (kick out of the ruck)...it seems to me a considerably negative action that is/has been dealt with varying degree (penalty to play on)...my thoughts are that this obviously needs to be managed closely on the
WEEK 13-decent level league match (but means i miss out on reffing royal vets v their oldboys which is always followed by one of the bacchanalian highlights of the season) Goes pretty well-adviser (who knows me well) gives me my report BEFORE the match and is pretty much spot on (great management but you're not fit enough)
Sunday - top ladies game -great fun and i sort of keep up.
Midweek - fast students -good game am o.k but a bit off the pace. last week's ladies are training on next