• Twitter

  • Articles RSS Feed

    by Published on 10-09-13 07:09  Number of Views: 31419 
    1. Categories:
    2. International Rugby,
    3. Grassroots Rugby,
    4. RugbyRefs.com,
    5. Laws,
    6. Referee excellence

    A while ago during my search for prizes and items for auctions for the upcoming 10th anniversary of RugbyRefs.com I managed to make contact with former Test Match Referee, now iRB Referee Selector & Head of SANZAR Referees Lyndon Bray. (Pictured Left).

    I wasn't very sure what I could ask/beg for from Lyndon, considering that the individual unions are in charge of their referees' kit, so I asked if he would mind answering a few questions. Lyndon replied within minutes congratulating us on the significant milestone and agreeing to answer some questions.

    So then the hunt was on, I posted a thread and allowed the members to choose the top questions by way of liking the posts they thought were worthwhile. After just over a week I collated all the questions, and sent them on to Lyndon for answer.

    Considering Lyndon's place on the iRB I also thought it was a great opportunity to clear up a couple of areas of law that we believed needed more clarity and Lyndon was again happy to give his opinion.

    So, Without further ado, here are the questions that our members put to Lyndon, and of course, his answers:




    Question 1:
    We have seen in this year's edition of Super Rugby (especially in the latter half of the season), a tendency for referees to rule that the ball is "out" of a ruck when the halfback has a hand ...
    by Published on 14-08-13 14:08  Number of Views: 78128 
    1. Categories:
    2. International Rugby,
    3. New Zealand,
    4. RugbyRefs.com

    Would you like to win a Referee shirt signed by some of the most elite referees in the world? (You can still play for fun and not donate if you like).

    You do? Good, because this is your chance. ...
    Published on 13-08-13 09:08  Number of Views: 24711 
    1. Categories:
    2. RugbyRefs.com,
    3. Referee excellence,
    4. Referee
    Article Preview

    By Scott Rogan

    I wish I could sit back and regale you with tales of my Super Rugby and Test refereeing career, but I cannot. My career as a referee peaked some time ago, and it was more like a small hill than a soaring peak. I am not holding my breath waiting for the phone call inviting me into the Super Rugby referees Squad, but just in case Lyndon my number is in the book. These days I spend more time coaching referees than refereeing, but I am happy with that. I see my job now as helping develop the next generations of referees. Inevitably among the young guys, the question comes - So what does it take ...
    by Published on 24-07-13 08:07  Number of Views: 24113 
    1. Categories:
    2. General play,
    3. Grassroots Rugby,
    4. Referee excellence

    As you will no doubt be aware there has been some high profile incidents where a seemingly concussed player has been allowed back on to a rugby pitch, the most recent being the case of George Smith in the third Australia v British ...
    Published on 14-07-13 16:07  Number of Views: 23190 

    By Scott Rogan

    Before I discuss my opinion on that, let me declare my interests here. In have been refereeing and referee coaching in Junior Rugby for a long time and I currently work appointing referees to the junior and most weekend schools competitions ...

    Page 4 of 24 FirstFirst 1234567814 ... LastLast
  • Recent Activity Widget

    TheBFG

    What do you give?

    Thread Starter: TheBFG

    I've noticed this a lot in recent weeks, not sure why it's becoming more common? Ball carrier is tackled, tackler and ball carrier on the floor. Now either the ball carrier or the first arriving support player (ball carriers side) holds the tackler in? Now of course i know they're trying to...

    Last Post By: Marc Wakeham 7 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    Zebra1922

    TJ report of abuse - action?

    Thread Starter: Zebra1922

    DYCWhat would be your approach if you had a club TJ report abuse from a player? I did not hear it but knew something was going on due to the attitude of the TJ who was engaging with members of the opposing team after a try. i asked him to let me deal with it and later reported a player had...

    Last Post By: Marc Wakeham 13 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    crossref

    Is it uncontested

    Thread Starter: crossref

    Real life scenario from two weeks ago We are in the last ten minutes of a tense game Red are winning by three points. Red have previously made a number of interchanges already, including front row, but we are still contested . Blue are mounting a sustained attack in Reds 22 I YC a Red...

    Last Post By: Marc Wakeham 20 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    L'irlandais

    Odd error message.

    Thread Starter: L'irlandais

    I have not seen this before: Function name must be a string on line 1566 in /home/rburns/public_html/includes/class_bbcode.php #0 /home/rburns/public_html/includes/class_bbcode.php(1021): vB_BbCodeParser->parse_array(Array, 1, 1, 0) #1 /home/rburns/public_html/includes/class_bbcode.php(542):...

    Last Post By: crossref 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
    crossref

    Wales England playing ball on ground

    Thread Starter: crossref

    Thirty seconds in, Ben Youngs finds himself on the floor behind a ruck, ball squirts out and, from the ground he kicks it to Farrell Should be a PK surely .. 13.3 It's taking a while for the implications of this Law to sink in

    Last Post By: irishref 2 Hours Ago Go to last post