Referees in England
- Jun 23, 2005
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- Walney Island
- Current Referee grade:
- Level 7
All RFU Age Grade rugby should be played to the 50 point differential (U14 up, U13 6-try difference): Regulation 15.11.3in our local age group leagues the process was
- when the PD reached 40 (or poss 45, I am not sure) the ref blows whistle
- the scoreline at that moment is the result, for the league purposes. That's what is fed to the league organisers.
- the teams are asked if they would like to continue the match as a friendly.
- they invariably say yes
- the winning team invariably bring on all remaining subs to give them game time and (normally, but sadly not always) take off a couple of their best players
- the losing team gain confidence and score a consolation try or two and end the day happier
It works well.
and equally how gutting it would be to be another team level pegging with that team and missing out on promotion/getting relegated because one week an oppo had two weddings and a flu epidemic and fielded the only standing 18 left in the club including a 17 year winger from the Colts B team, a 59 year old that hasnt played for 17 years, and a pair of centres that are visully impaired?How gutted would you be to have a 190-0 win under your belt and still not have the highest 'points for' total in your league? Full credit to Kirkby Lonsdale for fulfilling their fixtures though.
that's silly.To add to the above we also found the weeks we were unable to field a team, and had to offer a walk-over, in a league where our players are in iot for a social game, ended up with the club being fined. It created a huge disconnect between what 3rd XV rugby was trying to provide in a rural community, and the realities of a structured league at level 10 (at best) that was run in effect the same as the championship at level 2