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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Three refs take a tumble as they get in on the action

During the Super Rugby season we featured a video of three referees getting knocked over in one weekend. It seems as though it's not just those down south who want to get in the thick of it, as recently the same thing happened again, this time up north.

Last night referee Romain Poite found himself taking quite a hefty tackle too. His knock was possibly worse than the three featured below, so we'll get that up seperately as this was meant to be posted as a Friday Funny, but as with what happend to these guys, things don't always go to plan.

If you have a good memory you'll note that it was Keith Brown, Stu Dickinson, and Ian Smith that took a tumble in the Super Rugby post, much to the amusement of the commentators. This time around it was Neil Paterson while reffing Munster vs Edinburgh, Wayne Barnes pinballed in the Saints vs Tigers game, and Andrew Small pulled into a ruck when Leinster played Glasgow.

Paterson got himself in a bad position and was tripped (accidentally) then piled on, while Barnes got a bit of a shove, bounced off another player, but then popped straight up qite impressively.

Small's incident was probably the funniest looking as he got in the middle of the ruck and at one stage looked like he was going to attempt to clear out a player or two. He did well to get the whistle in the mouth at the time, and even better to not swallow it.

We'll get that Romain Poite clip up soon, as well as others from another busy weekend of rugby.

Posted at 8:26 pm | 11 comments

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Posted in Funnies, See it to Believe it

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Underdog December 11, 2011 12:26 pm

Looks like the 6 in the last clip is shoving the ref over haha! I thought Barnes' was the funniest, he looked like a ragdoll.

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omg first December 11, 2011 12:40 pm

There was a cracker in yesterdays game between scarlet's and munster. i think it was Romain Poite

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Just Call Me Ehtch December 13, 2011 11:57 am

Romain Poite has a history of being a bit fragile - OOH, mee wee, mois calf! : )
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z9J_die0TAM

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Just Call Me Ehtch December 11, 2011 12:49 pm

Some might say they are getting pre-reffed by the IRB, hence getting in the bollocked situations that they are. The best one was the Romain Poite Irish and Togan jam sandwich this weekend, James Coughlan and Sione Timani. Romain was gasping for a good few minutes.

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johndoe December 11, 2011 1:31 pm

Haha nice, RD. Roman Poite took a decent hit last night as well. Almost a two way tackle.

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BarryT December 11, 2011 3:29 pm

The ref in the bath-leinster game took a tumble from louw in the first half, refs need to hit the gym!

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johndoe December 11, 2011 4:30 pm

He got nailed by Donald with no arms. Was actually a hard enough hit on him.

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POCandROG December 11, 2011 4:35 pm

The ref in the munster scarlets match got hit fairly badly too

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tl250 December 11, 2011 5:40 pm

The ref in the Bath game got bumped by Stephen Donald and Rolland has just been smashed by a Leicester player attempting to stop a Clermont try. It does seem to be a common trend lately that refs are getting in the way (English referee David Rose is a notable problem), maybe something that needs to be looked at.

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Penalty!!! December 12, 2011 3:59 pm

Alain Roland took a dive too when Fofana scored his second in the Clermont Leicester game

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Munster December 12, 2011 5:09 pm

all refs played illegal rugby, the first ref never rolled away in the ruck, the second ref used his shoulder to make the tackle and the 3rd ref went off his feet. who will ref the refs!!

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