In amongst all the ultra-low-speed police chases on the M4 in Wales and Irish chavs causing GBH on unsuspecting French midgets in Paris we missed that 40,000 popped into Wembley for some Club rugby on the weekend but sadly one feature asked for by apparently both Saracens and Worcester was denied to them: NFL style ref miked up to the stadium PA system to help casual fans know what was going on. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/sport/rugbyunio...s-Saracens.html Apparently the idea was vetoed by the RFU on the request of Sky who said that the echo from the stadium PA would interrupt their ref mic for their TV viewers. It does open an interesting idea: should refs openly explain to the crowd what their decision was and for what reasons? Why should we shell out Â£5 for a ref mic? Of course, we shouldn't leave it on for the entire game but adopt the same system as the Americans have. The NFL refs have an "on/off" switch for their mics and they switch it on when they want to announce their decision. Obviously, if Ireland are collapsing the scrum twenty times on their own line as they were last weekend, saying "errr...the fat guys in green fell over, again." might get a little boring and if you are reffing a game between France and England in Paris, what language do you use? This question is even more pertinent when you ref, say, Italy vs Georgia or France vs Argentina. Is it Italian or Georgian or English? Is it French, Spanish or English? I still think its a great idea though.