The scrum and the tackle are the two really contentious areas of the game. If you get those two aspects right, most rugby matches will work in your favour.
I could give 48 penalties in every match if I wanted to. It is a question of sometimes choosing what is - in your own mind - of material importance and what isn't, what might be a crucial potential penalty and what might not be.
The objective of a referee is not to get mentioned. I tell a lot of young referees that not being mentioned is king. If you can achieve that, that then it has been a pretty good game.
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer.
My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game. Alan L
My job is to persuade people to toe the line and play within the laws of the game.
Coaches do so much research about a referee because they believe refereeing is such a crucial part of the game that the result may hinge on what we say or do. They probably know more about me than I know myself!
Failure comes when you donâ€™t listen. You canâ€™t put something out there and assume itâ€™s great. Itâ€™s up to us to make sure weâ€™re listening to improve our chances for success-if not this time, next time.
Coaches will do what they can but it doesn't necessarily bother me. You are an international referee for a reason. If things like that are going to ruffle your feathers, don't bother doing the job.
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. Alan Lewi
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You have got to boss scrums. The players need to know what you want them to adhere to. Then it is up to them to decide whether they are adhering to that or not.
Did your grandparents ever share any stories about growing up in the country?
But then southern hemisphere teams are more skilful than their northern hemisphere counterparts, which means games can be easier to referee.
If at first you don't succeed, get a bigger hammer. Alan L
I have three tools at my disposal - my whistle, my body language and my talk. It is a question of how I marry them up to try to get the players around to my way of thinking.
I'm out there most every night, ... My work schedule, of course, is pretty rigid, but every moment I'm not working, I try to find time to be out there talking with constituents, and I feel very positive.
I do my own analysis on the teams I am refereeing. I will know some of the personalities, the players who could be difficult customers in a scrum situation, the ones I am going to have to really work hard on early in the game to get what I want.
Receive without conceit, release without struggle.
How easy it is to repel and release every impression which is troublesome and immediately to be tranquil.
From the philosopher Catulus, never to be dismissive of a friend's accusation, even if it seems unreasonable, but to make every effort to restore the relationship to its normal condition.
Gluttony and drunkenness have two evils attendant on them; they make the carcass smart, as well as the pocket.
Thou mayest foresee... the things which will be. For they will certainly be of like form, and it is not possible that they should deviate from the order of things now: accordingly to have contemplated human life for forty years is the same as to have contemplated it for ten thousand years.
The man who doesn't know what the universe is doesn't know where he lives.
When you find an unwillingness to rise early in the morning, endeavor to rouse your faculties, and act up to your kind, and consider that you have to do the business of a man; and that action is both beneficial and the end of your being.
Do not be ashamed of help.
Perhaps there are none more lazy, or more truly ignorant, than your everlasting readers. Marcus Aureliu
No one can lose either the past or the future - how could anyone be deprived of what he does not possess? ... It is only the present moment of which either stands to be deprived: and if this is all he has, he cannot lose what he does not have.
One universe made up all that is; and one God in it all, and one principle of being, and one law, the reason shared by all thinking creatures, and one truth.
This is the mark of a perfect character - to pass through each day as though it were the last, without agitation, without torpor, and without pretense.
In death, Alexander of Macedon's end differed no whit from his stable-boy's. Either both were received into the same generative principle of the universe, or both alike were dispersed into atoms.
There is no man so fortunate that there shall not be by him when he is dying some who are pleased with what is going to happen.
Observe and contemplate on the hidden things of life: how a man's seed is but the beginning, it takes others to bring it to fruition. Think how food undergoes such changes to produce health and strength. See the power of these hidden things which, like the wind cannot been seen, but its effects can
Observe always that everything is the result of change, and get used to thinking that there is nothing Nature loves so well as to change existing forms and make new ones like them.
How barbarous, to deny men the privilege of pursuing what they imagine to be their proper concerns and interests! Yet, in a sense, this is just what you are doing when you allow your indignation to rise at their wrongdoing; for after all, they are only following their own apparent concerns and inter
From Plato: the man who has an elevated mind and takes a view of all time and of all substance, dost thou suppose it possible for him to think that human life is anything great? It is not possible, he said. Such a man then will think that death also is no evil.
If this is neither my own badness, nor an effect of my own badness, and the common weal is not injured, why am I troubled about it? And what is the harm to the common weal?
How much more grievous are the consequences of anger than the causes of it. Marcus Aureliu