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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Runwild67 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:00 pm

I think everyone would agree that referees who give up their time FOC should get a medal, but debating decisions is all part of the fun we have watching this great game. I have been at a game that didn't go ahead as there was no referee, so I know how important they are.

Let's get back to the rugby - anyone want to predict the score for the final? I'll start 12 - 7 Wallace
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Bopeep » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:05 pm

I know the development officer Mr Wilkinson, the refs do get paid nothing for schools games and that needs to change so we know longer have some of the current monkies running about in the middle blowing the whistle.

The refs role is very important but let's do it right, or why bother.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Binman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:18 pm

Having coached a team beaten by both finalists I think WHS will win it. That said, CCB have the power game to beat them.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Binman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:20 pm

FYI bopeep ref's Don't get paid for doing club games either.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Runwild67 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:24 pm

I can't agree with the terms being used to describe the referees here. paying refs for school games is not the way forward. Experience and education is how to improve standards and that only comes with getting in the middle and doing the job. Schools games are in my opinion a good way new refs can get that experience. As I said earlier a healthy debate about decisions is al part of the fun, but these folk give up their perfectly god time so we and our kids can enjoy the sport.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Beattiespastie » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:35 pm

If I do not do my job correctly I get a rocket from the boss and next time around I try to improve on that. Now I pointed out that reffing is a thankless task and everyone is grateful for their personal sacrifice but there are times when I have left a game slightly disillusioned and annoyed at some reffing decisions. ...and I know I am not alone. Good ,impartial,honest refs are very much the norm but....sorry binman....there are poor ones out there and we shouldn't be precious about it. Wallace 19 v 10.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Binman » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:07 pm

Beatties' rest assured that refs' do get assessed/criticised for their performances but in my experience it's the Refs themselves who will reflect on their own shortcommings and usually learn from their mistakes. That said, there are times when I too get disillusioned by the extent to which rugby referees can and do decide the outcome of games. Craig Joubertschandling of the WC final almost had me taking the pea out of my whistle but as a more seasoned whistler told me 'that's our game'. That's what I tell the kids I coach.

Anyway I concur with your score prediction for the final.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Rooster » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:09 pm

The annual bitching session on refs for schools matches strikes again :lol: :lol: :lol:
“That made me feel very special and underlined to me that Ulster is more than a team, it is a community and a rugby family"
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Anon489 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:29 pm

Schools referees should be as important and interprovincial matches in the medallion shield/ schools cup because many of these players are in RDS systems and will have to get used to professional refs and how they act.

The ref in the semi final between CCB and RBAI is the perfect example of why refereeing should be taken more seriously, matches depend on it, RBAI should have won that game.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby vintage65 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:37 pm

Runwild67 wrote:I think everyone would agree that referees who give up their time FOC should get a medal, but debating decisions is all part of the fun we have watching this great game. I have been at a game that didn't go ahead as there was no referee, so I know how important they are.

Let's get back to the rugby - anyone want to predict the score for the final? I'll start 12 - 7 Wallace


What are you saying then Runwild67 CCB12 - 7Wallace????
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Anon489 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 10:42 pm

Wallace 12- 10 CCB
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Beattiespastie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:01 am

Great contribution to the thread Rooster.
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Rooster » Tue Mar 05, 2013 9:14 am

Beattiespastie wrote:Great contribution to the thread Rooster.

Thanks :thumbup:
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Beattiespastie » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:11 pm

Lol...forever the pot stirrer!
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Re: Medallion Shield

Postby Rooster » Tue Mar 05, 2013 6:51 pm

Beattiespastie wrote:Lol...forever the pot stirrer!

Just love schools cup time as there is always a good bitchfight about referees
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