Mike Fraser preparing for his first test
Mike Fraser refereed his first test match in Tbilis, Georgia when he refereed Georgia V USA. in the weekend. We are waiting for a full report from Mike.
The following have been selected for the Dubai Interchange at the end of November:
Referee – Ben O’Keeffe
Referee Coaches -
Mark Fairmaid and Tony Meyers
Congratulations to them and we wish them all the best in representing the WRRA in Dubai.
Congratulations to all the following major award winners last night;
Michael Langley – 2013 AMI Service Award
AMI Service Award – Michael Langley
Chris Graham – Most Promising Level 1 Referee
Most Promising Level 1 Referee – Chris Graham
Most Promising Level 2 Referee – Vincent Ringrose
Most Promising Level 3 Referee – Colin Te Pohe
Most Promising 2nd Year Referee – Steve Newson
AMI Scholarship Winners – Richard Gordon (left) and Sam Withers
AMI Scholarships – Richard Gordon and Sam Withers
Top Mark Level 1 Exam 2013 – Harry Hewitt
Top Mark level 2 Exam 2013 – Geoff Willmott
Level 1 Top Five
1. Hamish Mexted
2. Tim Baker
3. Richard Gordon
4. Ben O’Keeffe
5. Chris Graham
Level 2 Top Five (not ranked)
Level 3 Top 5
Marius Du Toit
Colin Te Pohe
Level 4 Top 5
Level 5 Top 5
New Referees Top 5
Any “zone ticket” may be ordered – please send your order to Ian Dallas
Tickets will be confirmed to you by the 17th September & must be paid by the 19th September (if not paid, tickets will not be ordered).
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See the information below that has been disseminated by College Sport to all rugby schools. Please endeavour to have the sidelines of your secondary school rugby matches as free of obstruction and as safe as possible, regardless of whether they are roped off or not!
Drawn Semi Final protocol – In all WSSRU quarter final, semi-final and final matches, if the scores are tied at the end of normal time, there is no extra time (IRB under 19 rule). Accordingly, where at the end of ordinary time the scores are tied, the winner of the match will be the team that was the highest ranked team at the end of the championship round.
Important – Coaches and Reserves – There have been a number of issues that have placed students/coaches/spectators in compromising positions on the side-lines of recent rugby matches. From this week forward, we ask that all coaches, reserves and team support staff stand behind their own dead ball line, off the field of play. This is being viewed as a proactive step to curb what can be a problematic mid-field area on the side-line. Referees will be asked to remind coaches during their pre-game talk.
It would be appropriate to remind your greater rugby community about the expectations that exist within your school and from Wellington Schools Rugby about providing a positive environment to enable our kids to enjoy the game.
Date: Friday 20th September
Venue: College Hall @ St Pats Wellington
Time: 6:00pm for a 7:00pm start
Cost: $45 per person. For members under the age of 18 the cost is $25 but they must have a parent or guardian attend with them and the cost for that parent/guardian is also reduced to $25.
The Awards Dinner is our principal annual social event to which all members and their husbands/wives/partners are invited.
For catering and budgeting purposes, we need to know ahead of time that you are attending. Please send notification to Pam Dilnott to let her know who (and how many) will be there.
This is also our annual “payout night” where active referees and referee coaches are provided with a reimbursement to cover some of their travel expenses for the season. You can arrange to have $45 deducted from your payout (assuming you have earned at least $45) to cover the cost of a ticket to the Awards Dinner. You can also make payment, for your Awards Dinner ticket, to the WRRA bank account or directly to our treasurer, Pam Dilnott.
- a/c number 02-0544-0205928-000 (BNZ Petone, Wgtn Rugby Referees Assoc)
- please ensure that you put your name and “2013 Awards Dinner” in the details fields so that your payment can be identified
The New Zealand group of referees has had plenty of reasons to celebrate lately. Chris Pollock officiated the opening test match of the Lions series in Australia, an accolade second only to the Rugby World Cup. To add to this – Jonathan White, Nick Briant, Nicky Inwood and Garratt Williamson all refereed during the June test match window.
Further successes has been highlighted with a group of four referees including Chris Pollock, Glen Jackson, Jonathan White and Mike Fraser, all invited to the end of year IRB referees meeting in France. This comes off the back of Fraser representing New Zealand at the IRB Junior World Championship and receiving the honour of being selected to referee the final.
The IRB Junior World Championship is well known for its player development, boasting 196 graduates to international test rugby. Probably less well known is the similar role it provides to aspiring test referees with past New Zealand referees like Pollock, White and Jackson all involved in this tournament.
Asked about the occasion Fraser said, “Refereeing at my first Junior World Championship … read more here.
The Hardham Cup Semi-Final between Norths and Wests was controlled by Geoff Willmott with Scott Kennedy (AR1) and Harry Hewitt (AR2) completing the 3-man team. Norths arrived in full force for the game, kept Wests scoreless through the 2nd half to book themselves a place in the final with an 88-5 victory.
The Hardham Cup Semi-Final between Upper Hutt and Wellington had Chris Graham in charge with Matthew Goodger (AR1) and Nic Hogan (AR2) helping him in this nail-biting contest. Wellington, still scoreless at half time, ensured a spot in the final by beating Upper Hutt 10-9 with the final whistle.
The final next week between Wellington and Norhs will be refereed by Tim Baker.
The Jubilee Cup Semi-Final between Tawa and OBU had Richard Gordon in the driving seat with Hamish Mexted (AR1) and Jo Tuohy (AR2) completing the 3-man team. Tawa reigned supreme with a final score of 29-13 to secure their place in the Jubilee cup final.
The Jubilee Cup Semi-Final between HOBM and Ories had Ben O’Keeffe in charge with Vincent Ringrose and Warwick Bowden helping him keep the contest fair. Due to a drawn score at the final time, extra time and testing of the tie resolution was required. Ories secured the match after 97 minutes maintaining to keep HOBM from entering the scoreboard for the remainder of the game. Ories booked their place in the Jubilee cup final next Sunday with a 30-27 victory.
The final next week between Tawa and Ories will be refereed by Hamish Mexted.
Quarter-finals, semi-finals and finals have already been played in some grades around Wellington. There are similar such matches on each weekend through to 31st August.
Please ensure you are familiar with the protocols for resolving a tied match in WRFU and Secondary School grades. Print a copy and put it in your gear bag!?
WRFU Club Rugby
WRFU By-law 6.2
If at full-time in a semi-final two teams are tied, then two ten minute spells will be played to determine the winner.
There will be no “golden point”.
If the scores are still tied at the conclusion of extra time the result will be determined as follows:
- The team scoring the most tries in the match shall proceed to the final, but if these are equal;
- The winner of the round robin match in the second round of the WRFU CC shall proceed to the final, but if this match was drawn;
- The team with the higher differential between points scored for and points scored against, shall proceed to the final (and in respect of defaults the second sentence of By-Law 6.3(b) shall apply), but if this is equal;
- The finalist shall be determined by the toss of a coin.
If in a final, two teams are tied at full time, they shall play a period of extra time consisting of two periods of ten minutes each way; if scores are still tied at the end of this period a period of ‘sudden death’ extra time will be played. If no winner is found after this the winner shall be determined by;
- The team scoring the most tries in the final; but if this is equal
- The team with the best points differential through the current competition, that being the difference between the amount of points scored and points conceded, shall de declared the winner (and in respect of defaults the second sentence of By-Law 6.3 shall apply), but if this is equal;
The ‘Sudden Death’ period shall consist of one period of ten minutes within which if a team scores a point they are deemed the winner.
Procedure for continuing the game if extra time is required
At the commencement of extra time, the teams will play in the same direction that they played in the 1st half of the match. At the halftime period of extra time, the teams will swap playing direction.
- The team that kicked-off to start the match will kick-off to start extra time. Their opponents will kick-off the 2nd period of extra time.
- After fulltime in the match proper, there will be a maximum 5 minute break before extra time commences.
- There will be a 1 minute break between the extra time periods.
- If a third period of extra time (golden point) is required, the teams will play in the same direction that they played in the 1st half of the match and the team that kicked-off the match will kick-off again.
Substitutions / Temporary Replacements / Permanent Replacements
The Laws governing substitutions, temporary replacements and permanent replacements apply for the entire duration of the match, extra-time inclusive!
Teams are not entitled to “reset” their subs / replacements!
SECONDARY SCHOOL RULES FOR TIED QUARTER-FINALS, SEMI-FINALS AND FINALS.
Note: these rules have changed from previous seasons
DRAWN QUARTERS, SEMI FINALS & FINALS
In all WSSRU quarter final, semi-final and final matches, if the scores are tied at the end of normal time, there is no extra time (IRB under 19 rule). Accordingly, where at the end of ordinary time the scores are tied, the winner of the match will be the team that was the highest ranked team at the end of the championship round.