All posts tagged "referees"

  • Laws
    Monday’s Rugby News – 11/10/21

    Greeting, GAGRs, and happy Monday to you all! Not too much to discuss as there is a...

  • All Blacks
    Monday’s Rugby News – 04/10/21

    Welcome to Monday’s Rugby News, friends! Wowee, what a way to finish The Rugby Championship! The DDFs v Nearlies put on a game for the ages and certainly left me struggling to sleep afterwards. Our lads in G&G defeated Los Pumas relatively convincingly; however, there were still systemic problems in terms of...

  • Rugby
    The Tuesday Top 5

    World Record Breakers Not content with having such accolades as playing in the Top 14 Championship, the Heineken Cup, European Champions Cup, a Rugby Championship and a Rugby World Cup next to his name, Drew Mitchell decided he wanted to add the title “Guinness World Record Holder” to an already impressive list...

  • ACT Brumbies
    Scrum Calls: How Consistent Are Referees?

    I’m not a fan of the current scrum call sequence, particularly how slowly it’s being called in 2011. One of the common complaints about the calling sequence is that there is so much variation from scrum to scrum and from referee to referee. To see how accurate this complaint is I decided...

  • Rugby
    Video: Scrums – What’s The Difference?

    Here’s a video of eight scrums in the first four Wallaby tests this season.  One is different to the other seven – in fact this partcular scrum is different to every one of the 74 other scrums so far in the international season.  What’s the difference?  Watch the video and leave your comments. ...

  • Rugby
    Refereeing imbalance? Try Kaplan for size

    The public standing down of Super 14 referee Paul “Skid” Marks this week for “imbalance from a management perspective” seems to have marked a new official openness in discussing referee performance. If that’s the case, I’d like like to submit to the SANZAR panel a piece of evidence for long-term referee imbalance...

  • France
    Vid analysis: Driving me rucking crazy

    Adjudicating the match between the Wallabies and France last Saturday was a random penalty generator, otherwise known...

  • Super Rugby
    SANZAR Merit Referees 2009

    In the Super 14 next year the nationality of refs will no longer matter when it comes to allocating them to matches. Instead, it’ll come down to ‘merit’. Apparently they used 19 refs last year, this time they’ll concentrate it down to the 9 ‘merit’ refs (below), and fill gaps based on...

  • Wallabies
    Smith vs Ref madness

    On Friday George Smith won another player’s gong, picking up the RUPA medal. Hard to argue against. He is after all the world’s best seven. Yet again Smith churned out a tour of top class performances. For me though, what was so impressive, was the way he still managed to impose himself,...