Hicks hangs his whistle up.

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Hicks hangs his whistle up.

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Post by tigerfeat » 25 Oct 2021, 06:36

Gareth Hewer as well ...just need Mr Child's to hang up his whistle now
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Post by Fumper27 » 25 Oct 2021, 07:58

All joking aside, without the referees we don’t have a game. Losing experienced referees like Rob leave the door open for even more incompetent fools like Tom Grant and Marcus Griffiths to have more elite games.

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Post by tigerfeat » 25 Oct 2021, 08:24

No Hicks was a decent ref tbf Hewer was terrible I thought
Tony ( Barry Chuckle ) Martin the linesman finally called it a day as well
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Post by mart0042 » 25 Oct 2021, 10:04

The thing with refs and linos is that when they are performing well we don't notice them, so they get no praise.


The only thing I've ever wanted from an official is that they play to the rules and it's fair. I've seen us penalised for being offside 5 times in a row and the other team never pinged. Especially when the other team were only onside once and that was for one kick off! If they are going to choose something to be fineky about then look both ways.

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Post by fast hands » 25 Oct 2021, 15:27

I will always remember Robert Hicks for pulling Cas for offside at the kick-off v Leeds in semi -final at Doncaster. I have watched at least a couple of hundred and more games since and never once seen a team penalised straight from kick-off. Rob Hicks you will be remembered by me for that reason alone, and you were only a touch judge that day.

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Post by FIat Capper » 25 Oct 2021, 16:15

Isn't this a case of no longer being a full-time match official? If so, it means he may still pop up every now and then to throw a span......officiate in some role

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Post by Tamworth Tiger » 25 Oct 2021, 18:14

FIat Capper wrote: 25 Oct 2021, 16:15 Isn't this a case of no longer being a full-time match official? If so, it means he may still pop up every now and then to throw a span......officiate in some role
He has got a big job at the RFL based around sorting the future of refereeing

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Post by cogito ergo sum » 29 Oct 2021, 20:30

I wouldn’t be a ref in today’s world of the constant barrage of social media abuse and threats from anonymous half-wits. I did a bit of reffing before the innovation of the internet and the face to face abuse was bad enough!

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Post by tigerfeat » 30 Oct 2021, 08:05

If we had a system like they do down under where they check every try while the team are celebrating scoring and can make the right decision even if the refs given a try it would be a big help
Then it wouldn't matter if refs like Child who's so certain he can't be wrong gives a try like in the Cas HKR match last season with the ball bouncing around hands everywhere and he decides not to look at the screen
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