Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Midweek Madness - Referee inspects the bottom of a ruck

Referee Steven Lee got far closer to the action than he had anticipated during Newcastle Falcon's 29-9 win over Nottingham in the RFU Championship over the weekend.

If you listen carefully you can hear the slightly delayed whistle, blown from under the pile of bodies. The good news is that referee Lee wasn't hurt. He laughed it off before soldiering on.

You can find more referee wipe outs and bloopers in the Related Posts below.

Thanks to Sky Tyne and Wear

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joeythelemur November 14, 2012 11:23 pm

Nice cheer from the crowd. ;-)

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kefaloskev November 14, 2012 11:49 pm

Sometimes you learn the hard way. In my first year on the Referee's Society, having retired from playing, I did a Vets (35 plus) game involving 2 clubs I used to play against. Having ignored the "feedback" from the Front rows that I was standing too close when showing the mark at a Scrum, I found myself bound in between the two front rows when they engaged. My only excuse... I used to paly full back and had no idea about scummaging. Many would argue I still don't but that's another story!!

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Lucas Vieira November 14, 2012 11:51 pm

The whistle is the best, is like "I'm almost dying" ahahahha

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curryrugby November 15, 2012 5:05 am

Classic case of not rolling away id say!

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katman November 15, 2012 7:29 am

At least he had the wherewithal to stick to the new 5 second rule.

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Colombes November 15, 2012 1:40 pm

how deep is your love

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