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    by Published on 24-11-16 19:11  Number of Views: 4129 

    The recent furore over the Sam Cane v Robbie Henshaw collision in the second test between Ireland and New Zealand got me to thinking about the merits of using slow motion video to make judgements about potential foul play incidents in rugby. I think we have all heard the meme that sometimes, looking ...
    Published on 15-09-15 11:09  Number of Views: 16299 
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    JP (John Paul) Doyle is a referee that all English rugby fans will know. Having risen up the ranks quickly in the RFU, JP became a full time referee in 2008 as part of the RFU's elite referee trainee program, ...
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    With just a handful of tier one Internationals to his name, Pascal Gazre is one of the most inexperienced test referees in the RWC team. One of three French referees ...
    Published on 05-09-15 02:09  Number of Views: 6039 
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    RugbyRefs.com is delighted to offer you the chance to compete against each other on two competitions for the Rugby World Cup.

    We have a Prediction Comp, for predicting Match winners & margins, and a Fantasy comp for those who are a little more into their rugby, to see if they can manage their perfect team.

    The two comps are hosted by SuperBru and are open to RugbyRefs.com people on all utilised platforms (website, Facebook & Twitter).

    You have 13 days to get your selection in for the first round, and to select your ultimate team for the Fantasy competition.
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    Published on 02-09-15 22:09  Number of Views: 12057 
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    Nigel Owens was born on the 18 June 1971 and raised in Mynyddcerrig; a small traditional Welsh speaking village approximately 12 miles from Carmarthen, in south west Wales. As a keen sportsman, Owens played Full Back for the school rugby team, but after missing a crucial match-winning conversion, the teacher made a tongue in cheek comment that he should consider becoming a referee. It was a half joking throw away comment which could have been instantly forgotten, but by happy coincidence it would change his life, because Owens thought to himself Why not? ...

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    Robert Burns

    Article: RWC 2015 Referee - Nigel Owens

    Thread Starter: Robert Burns

    You can view the page at http://www.rugbyrefs.com/content.php?383-RWC-2015-Referee-Nigel-Owens

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    Can't score (what) from free kick?

    Thread Starter: Huck2Spit

    Have my 2018 law book with me and it says nothing about not being able to score from a free kick. You still can't do that right? I'm sure it's meant to prevent being able to kick for 3 from the fk. Today awarded a fk 15m in for blue lineout infringement, green 10 quick taps, zig and zags through...

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    BikingBud

    Cipriani red but stiff arm on Morgan only yellow?

    Thread Starter: BikingBud

    Confused? I am as are many fans. How many collisions and tackles during the game? We can be forensic after the game and review highlights and pick up many potential citing events. Is that where we want the sport to be? I don't think so. First 2 mins of the Toulouse v Leinster game not...

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    crossref

    Time please

    Thread Starter: crossref

    Bath wanting a replay because the final whistle was blown before the stadium clock said zero This could sort out who, exactly , measures time in professional rugby, and how is it done https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2018/oct/19/bath-request-toulouse-replay

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    tewdric

    WRU Under Tens Question

    Thread Starter: tewdric

    One for the Welsh refs here: Im reffing U10 for the first time on Sunday. I've read through the variations to the standard U19 rules. The U10 bit specifically says a scrum is to be awarded for ko and forward pass, but does not mention 5m scrums at all. Does that imply no 5m scrums or that you...

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