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Drift


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Nige will become the world's most capped referee on 71 tests, overtaking Kaplan on 70.


29 May 2016

England vs Wales at Twickenham
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Johnny Lacey (Ireland), George Clancy (Ireland)

11 June 2016

Canada vs Japan in Vancouver
Referee: Federico Anselmi (Argentina)
Assistant referees: Kurt Weaver (USA), tbc

Argentina vs Italy in Argentina
Referee: Stuart Berry (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Luke Pearce (England), Joaquin Montes (Uruguay)

Samoa vs Georgia in Apia
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Andrew Lees (Australia), James Leckie (Australia

Fiji vs Tonga in Suva
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Mike Fraser (New Zealand), Brendan Pickerill (New Zealand)

South Africa vs Ireland at Newlands
Referee: Mathieu Raynal (France)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Matthew Carley (England)

Australia vs England in Brisbane
Referee: Romain Poite (France)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Glen Jackson (New Zealand)

New Zealand vs Wales at Eden Park
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Will Houston (Australia)

18 June 2016

New Zealand vs Wales in Wellington
Referee: Jaco Peyper (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Jérôme Garcès (France), Wayne Barnes (England)

Australia vs England in Melbourne
Referee: Craig Joubert (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Nigel Owens (Wales), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)

South Africa vs Ireland at Ellis Park
Referee: Angus Gardner (Australia)
Assistant referees: Glen Jackson (New Zealand), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Argentina vs France in Argentina
Referee: Johnny Lacey (Ireland)
Assistant referees: Stuart Berry (South Africa), Luke Pearce (England)

USA vs Italy in San Jose
Referee: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa)
Assistant referees: Matthew Carley (England), Chris Assmus (Canada)

Canada vs Russia in Calgary
Referee: Shuhei Kubo (Japan)
Assistant referees: Federico Anselmi (Argentina), Kurt Weaver (USA)

Georgia vs Tonga in Suva
Referee: Nick Briant (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Pascal Gauzère (France), Faa'vae Neru (Samoa)

Fiji vs Samoa in Suva
Referee: George Clancy (Ireland)
Assistant referees: JP Doyle (England), James Leckie (Australia)

Japan vs Scotland in Tokyo
Referee: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Marius Mitrea (Italy), Brendan Pickerill (New Zealand)

25 June 2016

South Africa vs Ireland in Port Elisabeth
Referee: Glen Jackson (New Zealand)
Assistant referees: Angus Gardner (Australia), Ben Whitehouse (Wales)

Australia vs England in Sydney
Referee: Nigel Owens (Wales)
Assistant referees: Craig Joubert (South Africa), Mike Fraser (New Zealand)

Argentina vs France in Argentina
Referee: Wayne Barnes (England)
Assistant referees: Johnny Lacey (Ireland), Luke Pearce (England)

USA vs Russia in Sacramento
Referee: Matthew Carley (England)
Assistant referees: Marius van der Westhuizen (South Africa), Chris Assmus (Canada)

Canada vs Italy in Toronto
Referee: Alexandre Ruiz (France)
Assistant referees: Shuhei Kubo (Japan), Kurt Weaver (USA)

Samoa vs Tonga in Apia
Referee: Pascal Gauzère (France)
Assistant referees: Nick Briant (New Zealand), Fa'avae Neru (Samoa)

New Zealand vs Wales in Wellington
Referee: Jérôme Garcès (France)
Assistant referees: Jaco Peyper (South Africa), Andrew Lees (Australia)

Fiji vs Georgia in Suva
Referee: JP Doyle (England)
Assistant referees: George Clancy (Ireland), James Leckie (Australia)

Japan vs Scotland in Tokyo
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Ben O'Keeffe (New Zealand), Brendan Pickerill (New Zealand)
 

OB..


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Nice to see Matt Carley on that list. When Chris White inaugurated a refereeing scholarship at the University of Gloucestershire, he was the first recipient.
 

crossref


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Nice to see Matt Carley on that list. When Chris White inaugurated a refereeing scholarship at the University of Gloucestershire, he was the first recipient.

is it his first international ? Well done him. I hope he doesn't use sarcasm on the Americans :)

lucky JP Doyle - a trip to Fiji!
 

collybs


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England vs Wales at Twickenham
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Johnny Lacey (Ireland), George Clancy (Ireland)

Is this the worst ever team of three for a tier 1 international?
 

leaguerefaus


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England vs Wales at Twickenham
Referee: Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Assistant referees: Johnny Lacey (Ireland), George Clancy (Ireland)

Is this the worst ever team of three for a tier 1 international?
Calling it a tier 1 international is generous ;)
 

Wert Twacky


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Collybs: I don't know whether to laugh or cry at your comment. Regardless of your thoughts on their ability as match officials, slagging off fellow referees on a referees' forum...? *sigh*.
 

Thunderhorse1986


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Collybs: I don't know whether to laugh or cry at your comment. Regardless of your thoughts on their ability as match officials, slagging off fellow referees on a referees' forum...? *sigh*.

Should referees (at all levels) not be open to criticism? OK the comment was not particularly constructive but surely we should be free to question other referees' performances? This then leaves open the room to discuss "why" the comment was made (eg why is this referee perceived by some to be sub-standard), "how" they could improve in public perception and what we all as a referee community might learn from that.

So I would Collybs - why do you say that? What aspects of these referees/ARs performances do you think means they are the worst TO3 for a tier 1 international? How could they in your opinion improve and what can we learn from that as referees?
 

crossref


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Two of those golden trio - (John "Johnny" Lacey and Marius Mitrea) are in action this evening, for Harlequins v Grenoble.

I will be there, watching closely, albeit through magenta coloured specs, and I'll report back how they do.

(I just wish we had reflink at the Stoop Grrr.)


OFFICIALS
Referee John Lacey (Ireland)
Touch Judge 1 Marius Mitrea (Italy)
Touch Judge 2 Peter Fitzgibbon (Ireland)
TMO Jim Yuille (Scotland)
Citing Commissioner Iain Goodall (Scotland)

http://www.epcrugby.com/matchcentre/32886.php
 

Pegleg

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Collybs: I don't know whether to laugh or cry at your comment. Regardless of your thoughts on their ability as match officials, slagging off fellow referees on a referees' forum...? *sigh*.

Better here than elsewhere. Anyway why not? They are dreadful. No empathy with the players and some glaring errors that a referee at that (supposed) standard should not be making. All have had critical comments made on here on a number of occasions.

They are pro refs. Pro, just like the players. They can make or break a game. Why should they be untouchable? We are used to Lacey, Mitrea and Clancy in the Pro12. None of them make you hopeful.
 

L'irlandais

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I don't get it...?
Hi JSAK,
Rightly or wrongly, us on this side of the big pond, believe Americans don't understand our brand of sarcasm.

One take on it

:sarc: These forums even have a smilie to indicate to USA refs when we are employing the aforementioned.
In the states sarcastic appears to mean the same thing as unkind. Over here it depends....
 
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JSAK

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I was being sarcastic :smile: but your explanation is spot on (unfortunately).
 

L'irlandais

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Isn't that ironic?
(Rhetorical question, actually.)
 

dave_clark


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like rain, on your wedding day?
 
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