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When is a try, a try??
Cov in Somerset (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 20:23
The answer of course is when the referee says it is!

I was stood right behind the posts for OE's try at the end of the first half. As the player went through under the posts he was knocked back and the ball didn't even get within 6 inches of the ground. The ref was on the wrong side and completely unsighted but confidently awarded the try! OK, I've made similar mistakes in my reffing career as well, but then I never got to referee at this level!! smiling smiley

 
Paul Ingleston
Re: When is a try, a try??
Paul Ingleston (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 20:40
As regards Sirís first half performance, I said at halftime it was more like Rik Mayallís character Kevin Turvey, rather than Matt!

 
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Re: When is a try, a try??
OldNick (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 20:46
He didn't have a very good day.

He arrive late (2:10), apparently due to M6 traffic.
On arrival he made no effort to be polite to the person holding the back gate open to him
His first half performance was odd, to say the least.
As he came out for the second half, he got outside the changing rooms into the passageway past the bar entrance, and realised he hadn't tied his shorts, and was still tying them as h came onto the pitch.

Was it five yellow cards he ended up issuing?

 
Rob C
Re: When is a try, a try??
Rob C (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 21:01
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Cov in Somerset
The answer of course is when the referee says it is!
I was stood right behind the posts for OE's try at the end of the first half. As the player went through under the posts he was knocked back and the ball didn't even get within 6 inches of the ground. The ref was on the wrong side and completely unsighted but confidently awarded the try! OK, I've made similar mistakes in my reffing career as well, but then I never got to referee at this level!! smiling smiley

Interesting you say that. I confess I was some way away but could see the ref was unsighted yet instantly awarded the try. Most refs would have conferred with the touch judge on that side.
I may be being unfair but his whole demeanor seemed quite arrogant and his hand gestures were, for the most part, unfathomable.
Should we reach the championship I hope the standard of officiating improves somewhat...

 
Cov_InPeace
Re: When is a try, a try??
Cov_InPeace (IP Logged)
11 March, 2018 21:41
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Paul Ingleston
As regards Sirís first half performance, I said at halftime it was more like Rik Mayallís character Kevin Turvey, rather than Matt!

Kevin Turvey, that brings back memories. Maybe the ref should stick to only drinking Pernod in halves from now on... smiling smiley


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