Refs & Touch judges selected!

Discussion in 'Rugby World Cup 2007' started by Prestwick, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Well, the iRB have made their choice:

    It is nice to see Italy and Argentina get in there with a touch judge each. Expect big things from these two in the next few years! Bad luck to Japan's touch judge in training, Taizo Hirabayashi, who had performed well during the Six Nations!
     
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  3. Wayne Barnes. :huh:

    What. The. f***.

    I'd like to apologise now to whichever countries get landed with this sorry excuse for a referee.
     
  4. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Its Paddy O'Brien's fault. Whoever chose Paddy to be head of the Refs needs their arses kicked.

    Which English ref is the loudest and laughs loads at all the players when they don't do the scrums properly? Its Tony Spreadbury isn't it? If it is, he needs a bloody medal, because he is the best ref in the world (for laughs) bar none.
     
  5. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    I'm a big Tony Spreadbury fan.
    I love listening to him on the ref's mic.

    Isn't it strange how they haven't chosen David Changleng? :D
     
  6. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    I love how he takes the mick out of the teams at the scrum and when they don't engage properly, he starts laughing and then says "hang on hang on hang on, stand up a moment, come on lads, lets do this properly okay?"
     
  7. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    Tony is my breath of fresh air.

    My big fear right now is that Wales will get lumped with that sad excuse of a ref.



    EDIT: Oh, sorry, Steve Walsh, I meant.
    I thought that would have been obvious, but then I realised Nigel Owens is in there as well.
    "Could I be anymore camp?"
     
  8. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Oh you mean Steve "I hate everyone bar Ireland and New Zealand" Walsh.

    "You there! Shoelaces undone! Sin binned for two hours and five penalties to the All Blacks when they play next week"

    "But Ref you can't-"

    "SIN BINNED! BE GONE YOU *******!"
     
  9. Rugby_Cymru

    Rugby_Cymru Guest

    :lol:

    Brilliant.
     
  10. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    *Steve Walsh approaches a maul*

    "What is this here then?!"

    "Ref! Its a Maul, we don't know where the ball is-"

    "TRY!" *blows whistle* "12 points for you and twenty for Ireland and the All Blacks tomorrow!"

    "But ref the try line is not for another ten mete-"

    "ARE YOU UNDERMINING MY AUTHORITY?! SIN BINNED! BE-GONE!"
     
  11. PeeJay

    PeeJay Guest

    Wayne Barnes has been given New Zealand v Italy, Ireland v Georgia, South Africa v Tonga and Samoa v USA. You'd better get started with those apologies now :D
     
  12. shtove

    shtove Guest

    Well, it will be interesting when he refs Ireland against the ABs in the RWC final at Stade de France. The only one he'll be able to bin is the English streaker with St George's cross painted across the arse. (And sorry, Prestwick, but you shouldn't sell your body just for a ticket - not again. Children watch rugby too.)
     
  13. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Ebay is awesome :D
     
  14. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    Don't know where this Walsh loves Ireland shite is coming from, remember the run-in with Horgan on the Lions tour. His inept performances in numerous games for Ireland, Australia 02 certainly springs to mind as does the French game in this years championship. Not to mention his comments prior to that game. It's embarassing that a ref like him is going to be given top matches at the world cup, yet Lyndon Bray, the best NZ ref imo is only a poxy touch judge.
     
  15. The TRUTH

    The TRUTH Guest

    We're screwed, i just know that chippy cnut will find some way to do us in.
     
  16. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    What about that farcical try he gave in England vs Ireland in 2005 that was buried beneath a pile of bodies so there was no way he was going to tell whether or not the ball had crossed the line, let alone whether it had been grounded or not!

    Or was that Kaplan? :huh:
     
  17. el_tk

    el_tk Guest

    Craig Joubert: The guy who did France-Scotland in this year's 6N.
    Worst ref ever.
     
  18. An Tarbh

    An Tarbh Guest

    What about that farcical try he gave in England vs Ireland in 2005 that was buried beneath a pile of bodies so there was no way he was going to tell whether or not the ball had crossed the line, let alone whether it had been grounded or not!

    Or was that Kaplan? :huh:
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    It was Kaplan, that was great though one of the best hissy fits from Andy Robinson I've ever seen.
     
  19. Prestwick

    Prestwick Guest

    Yeah, that and the collective English Rugby nation because it was a total bullshit! :lol:
     
  20. Taizo wasn't just a touch judge, he referees test games too, just signed his contract with the JRFU. I was actually his fourth official last night when the Arabian Gulf rolled over the Sri Lankans 52-11... A nice lad, likes to go shopping a lot!
     
  21. Bullitt

    Bullitt Guest

    My sentiments exactly.
     
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