- Tonight’s game was marred with some reactions to challenges and the age old problem of refereeing decisions. We all agree that we are all older and subject to easier injury. We all agree that most of us have work to go to the next day. What we don’t all agree on is the referee has a difficult job and that we have to respect that a whole lot more that we ALL do.
It was highlighted again that some challenges just shouldn’t be made. This is down to YOU self policing yourselves. Once again we talk of stricter refereeing. That is so much easier said than done. So the emphasis is on YOU to kerb that late lunge, or challenge from behind. That shoulder in the back or the clip of the players heels as he turns you. Yes YOU and YOU and YOU. We’ve all done it!
The talk is to introduce the sin bin for wreckless, clumsy or ill timed challenges. This will also run alongside the sin bin for persistent running. This of course is at the referees discretion… NOT YOURS. So please also learn to kerb your comments towards the referee or you’ll be seeing the sin bin yourself. As always, if you feel you can do the job of the referee, take a turn when we are struggling.
Here’s a must watch video on the topic