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    Published on 05-09-15 02:09  Number of Views: 8513 
    1. Categories:
    2. Rugby World Cup,
    3. RugbyRefs.com

    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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    by Published on 10-09-13 07:09  Number of Views: 32474 
    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: 78484 
    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: 25485 
    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 05-06-13 03:06  Number of Views: 6443 
    1. Categories:
    2. Grassroots Rugby,
    3. RugbyRefs.com,
    4. Referee excellence

    RugbyRefs.com is please to announce that Chelmsford RFC Referee Association, headed up by RugbyRefs.com member Dave Clark, have been chosen as the winner of ...
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