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  1. Thread: swing low

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    Re: swing low

    Happy memories of singing on the coach returning from away games in the 60s - indeed I've just written a piece on the subject for my school OBs' magazine. The songs did range from the obscene (Down...
  2. Re: Crowds to return for opening round of Super Rugby Aotearoa

    For me Sky money has separated the top end of the sport - showbiz rugby - from the game most of us know and love. Inflated salaries, inflated physiques, inflated importance of coaches plus other...
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    [Golden Oldies] Re: What happened next?

    We were aware of the law as schoolboys in the early 60s. Indeed, in a match I caught a knock-on near our opponents' 25 and called 'Mark!'. The referee knew the law and allowed it. The play would have...
  4. Thread: New record

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    Re: New record

    Having counted us all in, the skipper announced he and his vice-captain were not available for the afternoon away game. Then, having slapped me on the back and said 'Tim will be leading you today',...
  5. Thread: conferring

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: conferring

    Ah! You've made the assumption that I'm TJing for my own club. Since I moved here - via Spain - I'm a five hour round trip from my club so my TJing has been as a neutral at various local clubs. But I...
  6. Thread: Marler grope

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    [Law] Re: Marler grope

    Players' sexuality is none of my - or I believe any referee's - concern.
    As to the entry level stuff, I think it's more concerned with violent conduct not the misplaced joke / wind up that Marler...
  7. Thread: Marler grope

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    [Law] Re: Marler grope

    Not tolerated it, made my view clear and penalised the player.
  8. Thread: conferring

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: conferring

    As a frequent unappointed TJ I don't expect - or believe it to be right - for the referee to consult me about a specific incident except those involving the touchline. However, refs are often happy...
  9. Thread: Marler grope

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    [Law] Re: Marler grope

    In Showbiz rugby with all the attention a penalty and perhaps a red card. On your local patch, a word with the 2 players, an apology, a handshake and make all the players aware that you won't...
  10. Thread: Unappointed TJ

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: Unappointed TJ

    I'm always on duty although my partner wasn't impressed when I pinged her for a not straight put in.
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    Re: [6N] Sco v Fra: Player on ground

    13 Players on the ground in open play


    The game is played only by players who are on their feet.

    A player on the ground without the ball is out of the game and must: ...
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    Re: [6N] Sco v Fra: "Don't Join"

    Yes, the referee was trying to stop the caterpillar elongating and slowing down the delivery of the ball. Did he shout 'Use it' before preventing the player from joining - that would seem to give...
  13. Thread: Unappointed TJ

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: Unappointed TJ

    [QUOTE=Marc Wakeham;369013]WE had the following in out WRU Referees' department weekly newsletter:

    "Running Touch
    If a referee is free on a Saturday, and offers to help an appointed colleague by...
  14. Thread: Unappointed TJ

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: Unappointed TJ

    [QUOTE=crossref;368935]Yes and timmad was from one of the clubs wasnt he?

    No, sorry if I have implied that. I moved to my present address about 15 months ago and although the local (Midlands)...
  15. Thread: Unappointed TJ

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    [Assistant Referees] Re: Unappointed TJ

    My son has beaten me to it - perhaps he can sponsor me to get in.
  16. Thread: Unappointed TJ

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    [Assistant Referees] Unappointed TJ

    I volunteer regularly to run touch at local games - it keeps me involved in the sport and provides a little exercise especially trying to keep pace with youthful wingers or toing & froing during...
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    Re: Where are you this weekend - 2019-20

    What time is KO Phil ? I live just down the road.
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    [Tackle] Re: Foul play v Late Tackle

    In this case the tackler would need to get a better lawyer than the Devil. But in every case it's either 'late' or it's not and that's just one of the things as a ref we have to decide.
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    [Tackle] Foul play v Late Tackle

    I volunteered to run touch today for the away team at Stafford v Walsall. During the game there was a late tackle after a defender kicked from his 22 towards touch. The referee awarded a penalty and...
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    Re: who’d be a referee

    (I've posted this comment reluctantly as I don't wish to contribute to very thing that riles me) This forum - predominantly discussion between (former) referees from which I learn much - too readily...
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    [6N] Re: Wales v France - Did the ref bottle it?

    Characterising it as the ref / To4 'bottling it' may be a bit strong but it raises the question of how much decisions are affected by the state of the game. Obviously all decisions should be made to...
  22. Thread: Henshaw on May

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    Re: Henshaw on May

    Just revisited the highlights and I'm not sure May was offside. But you have raised the question of how far back TMO reviews should go. If (s)he was asked to review the 'tackle' should (s)he be able,...
  23. Thread: Henshaw on May

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    Henshaw on May

    England v Ireland 65 mins. Jonny May makes a break down the right wing. As he approached the 22 he kicks ahead and then is clattered by Henshaw. Peyper sees nothing wrong.
    Was it obstruction by...
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    Re: Rugby in Australia - not quite dead, but close

    I have enjoyed watching and playing RL and soccer and watching AFL but the reason my main interest is in RU is that it is more multi-faceted that those other games and it will be such a shame if...
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    [Law] Re: Windy days. What can happen?

    And a couple of points about holders for place kicks:
    - a holder is allowed and is may lie in any position without being offside
    - the holder must be an active member of the team not, as I saw...
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