• Twitter

  • Articles RSS Feed

    by Published on 10-09-13 07:09  Number of Views: 26957 
    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: 75293 
    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: 23091 
    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: 21729 
    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: 21963 

    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

    oliver

    Removal of post-protector mid-game

    Thread Starter: oliver

    Here's one I've never seen before. In the Bay of Plenty v Counties Manukau game this weekend, BOP are attacking the CM line. One of the CM players removes the post-protector (let's assume he just wanted to defend the line more easily and it wasn't a more cynical removal). The referee immediately...

    Last Post By: Pegleg 2 Minutes Ago Go to last post
    crossref

    Another odd one

    Thread Starter: crossref

    From my interesting game at the weekend I award a PK to black inside their own 22m and play advantage as they have the ball, and an opportunity to counter attack , black centre gets away and hoofs the ball a long way down the pitch . but it bounces into touch . I come back for the PK and...

    Last Post By: crossref 1 Hour Ago Go to last post
    crossref

    I hate these weird touch scenarios !

    Thread Starter: crossref

    From my game yesterday, green kick for touch , black 11 jumps from the field of play to try and knock the ball back in play , but his knock is unsuccessful, the ball still lands in touch (as does black 11) So whose throw is it ? It all depends on whether the ball had passed the plane, doesn't...

    Last Post By: ChuckieB 2 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Dickie E

    ruck in 7s

    Thread Starter: Dickie E

    reffed a 7s tournament yesterday. White player tackled and lays the ball back (with hands on it) to team mate. 2 Blue players contest the ruck and blow the White team mate away such that the White tackled player is left on the ground holding the ball for 1, 2, 3, 4 seconds with no other...

    Last Post By: SimonSmith 8 Hours Ago Go to last post
    Balones

    New ruck/tackle etc.

    Thread Starter: Balones

    Apologies for starting a new thread on this but I have been reading various threads on the new laws dealing with this matter in various ways and didn’t know where to really post it. At the same time didn’t want it to be missed by those that might be interested. I sent the following to the RFU:-...

    Last Post By: Paule23 11 Hours Ago Go to last post