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From a management perspective, the onus is on the referee to 'connect a series of decisions'.  For example, if the referee gives two or three penalties against one team at the tackle, within a few minutes, is she/he aware of this sequence and what is she/he going to do about it?

The management pillar is all about the referee's ability to connect their decisions throughout the play, and achieve the right outcomes with the captains and the players.  It is about their ability to get on top of negative play, and eliminate slow ball at the tackle, eliminate illegal technique at the scrum and allow teams a fair contest.

Management News

NZRU appoints new High Performance Referee Manager   (0 Comments)

Rod Hill has been appointed NZRU High Performance Referee Manager.

Rod refereed rugby for 20 years, with national prominence for nine seasons ending in 1996, having officiated in 56 first-class fixtures. He has served as an independent director on the board of the Wellington Rugby Union, and has also been a Referee Coach to a number of Referees in the NZRU Referee squad.
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How Do Referees Get Picked for Super Rugby Games?   (0 Comments)

For 2011 there will be 4 SANZAR Referee Selectors working in tandem with new SANZAR Game Manager, Lyndon Bray.
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SANZAR appoints Lyndon Bray as Game Manager   (0 Comments)

The newly-established SANZAR (South Africa, New Zealand, Australia Rugby) organisation based in Sydney has appointed former international referee Lyndon Bray to the new role of Game Manager.
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