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    First time poster here. I've been refing children's rugby for a while but I've just stepped-up to adult rugby with my local society.

    I've got an Apple Watch that I use for timing games & cards. It strikes me that there could be a really useful app out there that does that, as well as tracks position, keeps a running score etc.

    Does anyone know of anything. A quick google has revealed RefSix, although that's aimed at football. Anyone tried it for rugby?

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    I use.... My Rugby Ref

    It's a small one off cost to get and does everything I need.
    Timer, score, penalty count, cards.
    You output the results to your phone after the game and save them.

    I still keep a running timer and a paper score as well, for a backup.

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    Thanks - I hadn't found that one & it does most of what I want, which is great. The design & navigation is a little clunky in places, but it does seem to work.

    I think I'll use it as a backup to the scorecard, certainly initially.

    The scorecards I've been given (LSRFUR) don't have an obvious place for keeping a running score, so I just need to work that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedzi View Post
    Thanks - I hadn't found that one & it does most of what I want, which is great. The design & navigation is a little clunky in places, but it does seem to work.

    I think I'll use it as a backup to the scorecard, certainly initially.

    The scorecards I've been given (LSRFUR) don't have an obvious place for keeping a running score, so I just need to work that out.
    I find it quite easy to keep a paper score and use the App.
    The App is my running score and I add up the paper score when there's a stoppage to check against it.
    I have had the App accidentally reset on me once (I probably pressed the touchscreen wrong somehow), so I will always have a paper record as well.

    Incidentally I know we always advocate spare whistles, watches etc, but that proved useful last Saturday.
    My main timer watch went dead (batteries).
    My whistles pea got jammed.
    Broke two pencils.
    All in one game.
    Luckily I had (but have hardly ever used before) my spare watch, spare whistle and at least three pencils.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedzi View Post

    The scorecards I've been given (LSRFUR) don't have an obvious place for keeping a running score, so I just need to work that out.
    i would advise against keeping a running score -- make one silly mistake and that mistake remains with you for the rest of the game.

    On the other hand if you add up the individual scores and make a mistake, it's pretty much self correcting, as the next time you add them up again you'll get them right.
    Last edited by crossref; 3 Weeks Ago at 11:11.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crossref View Post
    i would advise against keeping a running score -- make one silly mistake and that mistake remains with you for the rest of the game.

    On the other hand if you add up the individual scores and make a mistake, it's pretty much self correcting, as the next time you add them up again you'll get them right.
    I keep a running score but always caveat, if asked by a player what the score is, that I never guarantee it’s correct until I’ve added it up again at full time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madgagoo View Post
    I keep a running score but always caveat, if asked by a player what the score is, that I never guarantee it’s correct until I’ve added it up again at full time!
    I must say I try to avoid giving the score .. if it's a casual question I will saying I am not sure, I would have to check (which is true)

    When it's important I will get my card out and add it up carefully!

    You don't want to make a mistake on this

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    Over 25 years refereeing, and I've never had this be an issue.
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    Each team is required to keep score via the rugby xplorer app so I just tell them to ask their manager. I do keep a running tally of scores in my head and a paper card in my pocket.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SimonSmith View Post
    Over 25 years refereeing, and I've never had this be an issue.
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