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    Default RFU are you listening? What a great idea this is.

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    Default Re: RFU are you listening? What a great idea this is.

    Me me me - pick me.

    What an excellent idea.

    I wonder if you also get the chance to get attacked by fat b@stard Pieter van Zyl types when things aren't going smoothly?
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    Default Re: RFU are you listening? What a great idea this is.

    Its pitched as a prize , but the 'shadow' concept has wider potential outside this.

    Say, once a season all refs outside National Panel level are invited to Shadow a referee at say ' Four levels' above where they normally operate.

    Workable? Valuable ? Pointless? Wrong level? .....

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    A great idea and one I would welcome. Most aspiring folk would engineer it happening anyway - I know I did a few times as I was about to step up a level. Forewarned is forearmed etc...
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    What a great idea - the questions will be asked of the RFU or already noted if Biggsy is reading this :-)

    We already have a shadow program for some high potential refs where they shadow at L5.

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    Default Re: RFU are you listening? What a great idea this is.

    I remember doing this with my coach before I left for the US. Leeds v Otley in division 1 if I remember correctly, very informative day and certainly something that should be expanded.

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