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Ulster v Kings - the ref

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Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby John_e_boy » Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:48 pm

I was working so couldn't even catch the game on a dodgy stream, but how did the ref do in the Ulster game vs the Kings. Obviously a landmark game!
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby Dave » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:00 pm

She was excellent. She was cool, calm and devoid of an overbearing ego. Wasn't afraid to back her own decisions and listened to the TJs. It was a baltic evening and she spared us the usual 20 minutes of replays on the big screen.

As an aside, WTF is happening with the big screens and the black squares? It's like the slowest ever game of reverse catchphrase. I'm hoping a disgruntled ex-employee has it set to join them up to say 'Logan is a nob' by April.
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby Snipe Watson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:12 pm

She had a good game, but missed one blatant forward pass right in front of her. I expected no less as I have seen her officiate before and she was excellent. For a woman to reach the level she has reached, she needs to be good to have burst the glass ceiling so quickly. I'd imagine she will not be happy with her performance, but that's why she will reach the top. She shouldn't be judged any less harshly than a man.
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby Gary » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:15 pm

10 tries and not one referred "upstairs", She simply checked a couple of them with the touch judge and gave the decision.

But best of all was the simple way she dealt with a mouthy Kings' forward . A simple shut up gesture of putting a finger to her lips, followed by signalling a penalty instead of a free kick. Don't think she actually said anything to the guy, but away he walked looking like a schoolboy who'd been told off by teacher.
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby Deraless » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:19 pm

I can't remember ever having left a match reffed by an IRFU referee and had less to complain about. She was very consistent and let the game flow.

I thought the forward pass should have been picked up by the touchie too.

Probably helped by being such a one sided affair where the odd 50-50 call gets fewer complaints but nevertheless was good.

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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby Snipe Watson » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:51 pm

Gary wrote:10 tries and not one referred "upstairs", She simply checked a couple of them with the touch judge and gave the decision.

But best of all was the simple way she dealt with a mouthy Kings' forward . A simple shut up gesture of putting a finger to her lips, followed by signalling a penalty instead of a free kick. Don't think she actually said anything to the guy, but away he walked looking like a schoolboy who'd been told off by teacher.

The fact that it was such a one sided game did help her. Tighter games are harder to officiate.
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby jean valjean » Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:20 pm

In fairness it wasn't a very competitive game and this probably helped reduce the number of contentious decisions. A flat crowd also. The true test will come at a packed ground with a vociferous crowd to see how clear the thinking and player control is. She deserves the chance and I hope she gets the opportunities.

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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby BaggyTrousers » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:49 am

Admirable job, but like young McPhillips, she will have sterner tests. Thought it was a pleasure to see quick decision making and no drama. :thumleft:
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby BR » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:02 am

He was grand. Can't say I agreed with all his interpretations, but I never do. Scrums weren't great. Lucky there were so few.
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby Ethel » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:24 am

Such a lovely young lady, brings sometime fresh to the game. I don't know much about rugby but she left the changing room spotless . Not bad for a langer from Limerick.
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Re: Ulster v Kings - the ref

Postby Russ » Tue Feb 13, 2018 12:20 pm

Are UR toilets within the changing area gender neutral?

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