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dobrien7

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12/07/2006
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Paul Honiss will become New Zealand's most capped test referee when he controls the Tri Nations clash between Australia and South Africa in Brisbane this Saturday.

He will reach the milestone of 38 tests at Suncorp Stadium. Honiss equalled the record of 37 tests previously held by Paddy O'Brien when he officiated in the IRB World Cup qualifier between Tonga and the Cook Islands last month.

New Zealand Rugby Union manager of high performance refereeing, Keith Lawrence, said it was a fantastic achievement for Honiss who was recognised as one of the world's top rugby referees.

"Paul is an exceptional referee and he has demonstrated that on the world stage. This achievement is a credit to his outstanding ability and drive to succeed at the top level," Mr Lawrence said.

Honiss started his international refereeing career in 1997 when he whistled the international between Tahiti and the Cook Islands. Since then he has officiated in two World Cup tournaments, including the opening match between Australia and Argentina at the 2003 event.

The world record for the most test matches refereed is held by Welshman Derek Bevan, who has officiated in 43 tests.


New Zealand's top five test referees:

Paul Honiss (37 tests)
Paddy O'Brien (37 tests)
David Bishop (26 tests)
Colin Hawke (24 tests)
Steve Walsh (21 tests)[/b]

http://xtramsn.co.nz/rugby/0,,12416-6033751,00.html

What a farce and blight on the great careers of firstly Paddy and then Derek, that this jumped up little **** will pass both their records. Sad, sad day...
 
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All_Blacks_Hurricanes_Lions_Fan

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Yeah it is very very sad i hate this dick with a passion.
 
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Bull

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Paul Honiss, Stuart Dickinson and Jonathan Kaplan would have to be the worlds Kakkest refs!
 
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The TRUTH

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Originally posted by Bull@Jul 18 2006, 09:42 PM
Paul Honiss, Stuart Dickinson and Jonathan Kaplan would have to be the worlds Kakkest refs!
+ Steve Walsh,Tappe Henning, Marius Jonker and that black touchy/TMO that always makes a complete arse of himself.
 
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SaintsFan_Webby

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Originally posted by The TRUTH+Jul 18 2006, 05:06 PM-->
<!--QuoteBegin-Bull
@Jul 18 2006, 09:42 PM
Paul Honiss, Stuart Dickinson and Jonathan Kaplan would have to be the worlds Kakkest refs!
+ Steve Walsh,Tappe Henning, Marius Jonker and that black touchy/TMO that always makes a complete arse of himself. [/b]
+ Steve Lander, Tony Spreadbury, Ed Morrison.

We have our fair share of **** refs as well.
 
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Bullitt

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Originally posted by SaintsFan_Webby+Jul 18 2006, 05:11 PM-->
Originally posted by The [email protected] 18 2006, 05:06 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Bull
@Jul 18 2006, 09:42 PM
Paul Honiss, Stuart Dickinson and Jonathan Kaplan would have to be the worlds Kakkest refs!

+ Steve Walsh,Tappe Henning, Marius Jonker and that black touchy/TMO that always makes a complete arse of himself.
+ Steve Lander, Tony Spreadbury, Ed Morrison.

We have our fair share of **** refs as well. [/b]
How the hell can you forget Rose in that list?
 
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QKXV

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Originally posted by The_TRUTH@Jul 18 2006, 04:11 PM
black touchy/TMO that always makes a complete arse of himself.
mmmh, Linston Manuals or something to that effect I think.
 
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SaintsFan_Webby

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Originally posted by Teh Mite+Jul 18 2006, 05:41 PM-->
Originally posted by [email protected] 18 2006, 05:11 PM
Originally posted by The [email protected] 18 2006, 05:06 PM
<!--QuoteBegin-Bull
@Jul 18 2006, 09:42 PM
Paul Honiss, Stuart Dickinson and Jonathan Kaplan would have to be the worlds Kakkest refs!

+ Steve Walsh,Tappe Henning, Marius Jonker and that black touchy/TMO that always makes a complete arse of himself.

+ Steve Lander, Tony Spreadbury, Ed Morrison.

We have our fair share of **** refs as well.
How the hell can you forget Rose in that list? [/b]
Rose has far more potential than any of the ones mentioned there. The first match I ever saw him referee I though he was excellent.
 
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