Big Dai is a Level 10+1 Rugby Union referee for the London Society. After playing for many years in the Social side of a leading national club, he started refereeing a few seasons ago. He recounts his adventures trooping around South West London to give the ungrateful a game of weekend rugby.
Thursday, 10 April 2008
The thin end of the edge
All referees make mistakes from time to time, they know, you know it though they will never admit it to a player on the park. The Laws of the Game are very complicated and many infringments are committed simultatiously, the role of the referee is to determine which is material and to ensure that positive play is rewarded. To do this he need to command unquestioning authority from those on the park, this proposal would under-mine that.