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    by Published on 10-09-13 07:09  Number of Views: 30307 
    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: 77691 
    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: 24059 
    1. Categories:
    2. RugbyRefs.com,
    3. Referee excellence,
    4. Referee
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    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: 23579 
    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: 22735 

    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 ...

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