Crossref, someone on this site actually found a report about this incident and posted it here! I think that they found it on the Rugby Welsh RC web site. It was reported to the Society by a player who was also employed by the RU who beleived that I should have abandoned the match on H&S grounds.
Going back to my origional posts, I apologise as I should really, perhaps, have started a seperate thread.
The first instance was a coach entering the FOP to deliberately put pressure on a child taking the last kick of a match which, if successful, would put his team into a cup final. I restarted the match with a penalty. I firmly believe that referees have a responsibility to the game as a whole. My actions showed to players and spectators that such behaviour is unacceptable. I understand that coaches are interested pretty much in simply winning the match/league/cup and that their position/job/mortgage may depend on same and therefore might agree with this sportsmanship - but in a childrens' match such behaviour must be punished in such a way that everyone is immediately aware that such behaviour will not be condoned in the game as a whole - just as the use of a blood pellet will not be tolerated. I could not show a RC - see below. With hindsight, I believe that the correct stance should have been to abandon the match - hindsight is such a wonderful thing! What was very interesting is that two active referees agreed with my decision but two retired referees did not!
The second instance was a youth team coach entering the FOP and both verbally and physically abusing me because he had been informed that a player may have suffered a head injury. I attempted to show a RC but was physically prevented from so doing. The showing of a RC to a player is no more informative to the player than words, the result is the same. The showing of a RC to a player, coach, spectator or a player kicking an opponent is simply to visualise to all present a very clear signal that such behaviour is unacceptable and what the immediate punishment is for that action. It may not always be in the LOTG but it is effective, immediate and unquestionable to spectators and players.
I will be raising the first instance at Wednesday's AGM so will give a brief summary of views shortly.