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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Please refer to my example of the local player I discovered playing club rugby, he considered himself as being slightly deaf, although all his team mates would disagree, turns out his loss was just...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    You'll be pleased to note that I recorded the video, and the video has since been made available on general release by the coaching staff.

    https://vimeo.com/84020061

    At least it gives you an...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Oh dear, well first hearing impaired or deaf actually means the same thing, the terminology is interchangeable and its the player themselves that should decide which label they prefer, the PC brigade...
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    Yet another blink of an eye and its now January 2014!!!

    An update on the possible Deaf Rugby World Cup or Tournament in 2015 is that the organisation has been adopted by Wales Deaf Rugby Union...
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    Yes, it has been ages, so long away from the game in fact that I was puzzled at the Referees words at the first Scrum this season, but it seemed to work better.

    Here's an unashamed plug for the...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Just to point out that the Match is now on DVD, so the free viewing on Vimeo has ended.
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    Unfortunately, no-one lent/gave me a Ref Mic Set, so the only Referee Audio available is picked up by the cameras.

    Hopefully this will give Referees Worldwide an insight into Deaf Rugby Union.
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Just posted some highlights of the recent England Deaf v Wales Deaf International on the above YouTube Channel, which some of you might find interesting, especially as these were RFU appointed...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    I didn't have an ideal position to see how the referee was managing the engagement, but I think he was using hand signals near the ground.

    Check out the latest YouTube Report featuring highlights...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Obviously the deaf player, due to the poorly written, unfair, and discriminatory Law 4 and Regulation 12 preventing him from using his medically prescribed hearing aids; placing him on this unfair,...
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    Re: Referee using glasses

    Always a worry when the Ref asks you before a game if you can look after his glasses.
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Just an update, there's a chance England Deaf might be playing their home game against Wales Deaf in Northern England, possibly at Fylde, although not confirmed yet.

    Also, I understand the French...
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    If we're able to put GPS on the backs of players,...

    If we're able to put GPS on the backs of players, why not add one to the ball in future (when there's miniturisation available of course), then the flight of the ball would instantaneously be shown...
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    Article: Deaf Rugby....what?

    You can view the page at http://www.rugbyrefs.com/content.php?193-Deaf-Rugby....what
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    In the meantime, here's my son (wearing 11) putting six past Essex in a pre-international at Braintree RUFC

    http://www.youtube.com/user/protocolisdown
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Robert, I've spotted a few grammar and spelling errors, if you wish to edit this or shorten it (I do tend to go on), please feel free.
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    Deaf Rugby...what?

    Many of you won't have had exposure to Deaf Rugby Players playing the game, yet I think it is important that you should at least be aware that within the games you officiate...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Robert,

    I'll try to put together my best prose and include the areas you've suggested, but if there's any more specific areas of interest can others please ask before I start the 'article', I'll...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Dixie,

    Generally front row and second row players do not normally elect to wear hearing aids, for obvious reasons of comfort in what is a contact area, although I've seen one or two do so.

    As...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Robert Burns, I'm quite happy to take your advice on this, if you feel one or other format has a greater reading value.
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    Interesting, how about International Deaf Rugby?

    Although a lot of players might speak a foreign language, a number might communicate via sign language exclusively, and they don't all use British...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    crossref, I think its a storm in a teacup and the tea is now cold, deaf rugby players just want to play rugby.
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Not a problem for me OB, as I've said I'm quite happy to answer questions, but I must restrict my answers to general questions about Deaf Rugby, and advise that specific questions relating to England...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    I won't mention the advantage of lip reading the whispered calls of the opposition, because that would literally be reading the game...
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    Re: Deaf Rugby....what?

    Mmm...a lot of misconceptions here.

    IDRO for instance is dead in the water, the last time they did anything to their website was in August 2005, they planned to gain IRB recognition but seemed not...
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