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Why are Referee's running the Line?

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Why do we need Refs running the line, are our current Linesmen not good enough?

Mr Hicks and Mr Child are on the line with Bentham in the middle on Sat.

HW

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Why do we need Refs running the line, are our current Linesmen not good enough?

Mr Hicks and Mr Child are on the line with Bentham in the middle on Sat.

HW

Point of order. We have Touch Judges in Rugby League not linesmen. ;)

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Point of order. We have Touch Judges in Rugby League not linesmen. ;)

/pedant mode on/

I'm pretty sure that's a point of information, not a point of order. On the plus side, it's a good point well made and you didn't need to be wearing a hat to make it.

/pedant mode off/

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Most refs do both - some progress further up the TJ pathway than others,some reach grade 1 in both like James Child, Rob Hicks and Warren Turley. The TJs who you don't recognise as refs are probably still reffing in BARLA games (like Tony Martin, the TJ who likes to get in the middle of fights to break them up!)

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/pedant mode on/

I'm pretty sure that's a point of information, not a point of order. On the plus side, it's a good point well made and you didn't need to be wearing a hat to make it.

/pedant mode off/

Point Taken :D

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James Child is an International TJ and has only just started reffing in the SL this year. Hicks is the same. He has only had a few SL games this year but is predominantly a TJ at SL level and refs at Championship level. Tim Roby is another TJ in the SL who is a Championship ref and will probably get a SL game in the next couple of seasons. Its pretty much how it works if you are willing to do it that way.

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Why do we need Refs running the line, are our current Linesmen not good enough?

Mr Hicks and Mr Child are on the line with Bentham in the middle on Sat.

HW

Strange you should pick out James Child. Just how utterly shocking were his decision not to question the Hicks try from the Briers kick and thrown forward Anderson pass to Hicks for his second. Waste of space.

How Bentham and the video ref missed Gilmour on King is amazing. Mason also hit Mathers high with a left and right in the same tackle that went unseen.

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I think it's because they're being paid as full time officials so have nowt else to do for their brass at this time of the year.

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How Bentham and the video ref missed Gilmour on King is amazing.

Im guessing its cos it was Griffin

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Im guessing its cos it was Griffin

I was referring to Gilmour when he failed to make any attempt to go for the ball and for making contact with a player off the ground as King leapt for the Briers cross kick and was then adjudged by the VR to have knocked on. It should have been a penalty to Warrington.

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