Editor/owner of @RugbyRefereeNet, podcast host, rugby referee, TMO
A slightly different style of show for you here as I bring you the audio of a Facebook Live show, recorded on 22 July 2020, and hosted by Three Blokes, A Ball & Bod. Co-hosted by Advantage Over host Keith Lewis and the show's own Big Joe Sheppard, we were joined by Bay of Plenty Referee Manager, Cam Russell and Premiership Rugby TMO (who had 110 appearances as a Premiership referee) David Rose.We covered so much ground in the show and it was a shame not to bring you the audio. It was record live and involved contributions and questions from the live viewers as the show went on. If you've enjoyed the show, do leave a rating and review wherever you found it. Those ratings help other folks out there find the podcast. If you'd like to support the work of RugbyReferee.net, then you can buy us a coffee over at rugbyreferee.net/coffee - we'll be most grateful!
Bonus episode as World Rugby have today outlined 10 possible temporary law changes so that rugby can restart in a post-Coronavirus world. It will be up to individual Unions and competition chiefs to decide whether to introduce the, and which ones, on a temporary basis to suit local regulations or guidance.For full wordings and story, visit: https://rugbyreferee.net/2020/05/28/post-covid-19-law-variation-options-announced-by-world-rugby/
Today, we're joined by Nick Marshall, active referee and organiser of Marshalling Men's Minds - a community and support network for those with poor mental health,We talked about his refereeing and mental health journeys (one upwards, one less so..) and how he overcame it.We talked about how to spot if you're struggling, what triggers you (or your nearest and dearest may see) as well as how that manifests when you head onto the field.We covered some ground around dealing with pressure on the pitch, and some tips on refocussing when you need to.Nick talked briefly about the Dodger 7s team who are an invitational side made of those who have suffered from poor mental health, or have been around it. Check their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/dodgerrugby/The key thing around the whole mental health issue is to talk. To anyone. But please do. You can contact Nick via the website or on Facebook or, for those outside the UK, you can head to mentalhealth.org to find local resources to where you live.#MentalHealthAwarenessWeek
World Rugby have today (12 May 2020) changed the scoring law, removing the ability for a player to score a try by grounding the ball against the post protector.Why? Well listen in and find out! (Hint: player safety)Full story: https://rugbyreferee.net/2020/05/12/law-change-grounded-against-post-protector-removed-as-scoring-possibility/
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Location
Portsmouth, England, United Kingdom
Episode Count
34
Podcast Count
5
Total Airtime
17 hours, 16 minutes
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