• Congratulations Bryan

    Congratulations to RugbyRefs.com Member Bryan Arciero on being named as a Referee for the iRB's Junior World Rugby Trophy to be held in the USA this year.

    Bryan has been a member of RugbyRefs.com for a number of years, and is considered one of the forums most knowledgable and senior referees.

    On behalf of all our members at RugbyRefs.com I would like to wish Bryan all the best for the tournament that starts today. For those not aware who Bryan is he's the guy at the sides of the website (unless you are viewing in IE and then he's the arm you can see).

    Congrats also go to the other officials names on the list, they are:

    Referees:

    James Bolabie (FRU)
    Vlad Iordachescu (FRR)
    Shuhei Kubo (JRFU)
    Aruna Ranaweera (USA Rugby)
    Mauro Rivera (UAR)

    Assistant Referees:

    David Smortchevsky (Rugby Canada)
    Inigo Atorrasagasti (FER)
    Leah Berard (USA Rugby)

    The official list can be found here.
    Comments 23 Comments
    1. Bryan's Avatar
      Bryan -
      Big ups to Andrew Hosie who is flying in to take my place while I recover, as well as to Chris Assmus who replaces Dave! Well deserved and fantastic opportunity for these high-calibre referees!
    1. Ian_Cook's Avatar
      Ian_Cook -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
      Big ups to Andrew Hosie who is flying in to take my place while I recover, as well as to Chris Assmus who replaces Dave! Well deserved and fantastic opportunity for these high-calibre referees!

      Related to former Scottish international referee Allan Hosie by any chance?
    1. Bryan's Avatar
      Bryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by Ian_Cook View Post
      Related to former Scottish international referee Alan Hosie by any chance?
      Si Senor, though Hosie flies the Red and White maple leaf flag with pride! Top man and will do well I'm sure!
    1. ddjamo's Avatar
      ddjamo -
      hosie is a very good referee. congrats to both of you.
    1. Robert Burns's Avatar
      Robert Burns -
      That was a shame Bryan, Well done to all anyway.

      Shame they don't seem to have put forward an appointments list.
    1. The Fat's Avatar
      The Fat -
      Quote Originally Posted by Bryan View Post
      Big ups to Andrew Hosie who is flying in to take my place while I recover, as well as to Chris Assmus who replaces Dave! Well deserved and fantastic opportunity for these high-calibre referees!
      Where does Chris Assmus hail from? (Or should that be, from where does Chris Assmus hail?)
      And to think that English is my 1st language.
    1. OB..'s Avatar
      OB.. -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Fat View Post
      Where does Chris Assmus hail from? (Or should that be, from where does Chris Assmus hail?)
      No it shouldn't.

      It is not a grammatical error to use a 'preposition' to end a sentence with. Try recasting "Come in."

      The so-called preposition is in fact part of the verb and in English it happens to have the same spelling as the associated preposition. There is an equivalent usage in German. The verb "aussehen" means " look, appear, seem". If you want to say "She looks beautiful" you can say "Sie sieht schön aus". The supposed preposition MUST go to the end of the sentence – it is a grammatical rule.
    1. dave_clark -
      this is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which i will not put.
    1. Phil E's Avatar
      Phil E -
      Quote Originally Posted by dave_clark View Post
      this is the sort of bloody nonsense up with which i will not put.
      That bloke is famous throughout RFU refereeing circles...........but not in a good way
    1. Davet's Avatar
      Davet -
      Is "Come in" a sentence?

      What is the subject?
    1. OB..'s Avatar
      OB.. -
      Quote Originally Posted by Davet View Post
      Is "Come in" a sentence?

      What is the subject?
      Since when did the imperative require a subject?

      (When I was 11 and parsing sentences at school, we were required to put "Subject: You (implied)" in such cases.)
    1. The Fat's Avatar
      The Fat -
      So if Chris Assmus was the subject, from which union/country would he be performing said task?
    1. Bryan's Avatar
      Bryan -
      Quote Originally Posted by The Fat View Post
      So if Chris Assmus was the subject, from which union/country would he be performing said task?
      He's Canadian. He lives on the West Coast (near Victoria, BC).
    1. DrSTU's Avatar
      DrSTU -
      ...and he's done it again.

      http://www.sareferees.com/News/two-s...evens/2829689/

      Congrats on the 7s appointment. I'll buy you a drink in Vegas in Feb.
    1. Drift's Avatar
      Drift -
      Nice work Bryan!!!
    1. Dickie E's Avatar
      Dickie E -
      Good work. Setting up nicely for a gig at Olympics in 2016.
    1. Robert Burns's Avatar
      Robert Burns -
      Well done, Now I can revamp the article so it's right!
    1. Bryan's Avatar
      Bryan -
      Thanks all around! Really pleased! First time ever going to Vegas, and quite proud that my statement of "the only way I'm going is if I get to referee" is coming true!

      It will be a fun ride, but holy f**K I'm going to enjoy working my arse off in the next 6 months!
    1. dave_clark -
      sounds like we should arrange another RRF drinks. who's with me?
    1. DrSTU's Avatar
      DrSTU -
      in Vegas?

      Quote Originally Posted by dave_clark View Post
      sounds like we should arrange another RRF drinks. who's with me?
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