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Thursday, July 17, 2008

Wayne Barnes laying down the law to Corry & Borthwick

This amusing and impressive clip is from earlier in the Guinness Premiership season, and is basically a nice example of the referee taking complete control of matters, and speaking to two of the hardest men in rugby as if they're disobedient little children.

Barnes, who notoriously took a lot of criticism after his handling of the 2007 World Cup Quarter Final between New Zealand and France, has done well to put that behind him and move on.

In this clip he takes command brilliantly after there's a dispute over the ruling of the try, as the touch judge made an error, causing confusion all round.

Martin Corry and Steve Borthwick, Leicester and Bath captains respectively, start a shouting match about it, so we see Barnes put them in their place in no uncertain terms.

It's a great piece of officiating and a nice example of how a young ref can assert his authority in a game, making sure that he doesn't take any nonsense from anyone.

It's also really funny to see how he shuts down Corry and Borthwick, making them look like they're getting a telling off from their junior school principal.


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31 Comments:

  • brilliant, well done by the ref, not only show who's boss, but also explain so clearly

    By Anonymous Cheis, at July 17, 2008 10:53 am  

  • love it, dont u just love to hear and see this kinda o f stuff, i cant stand it in soccer when the ref takes descisions and u dont know why and seems like it was a 'coin toss' descision. Here its clear brilliant and shows whos the boss on the field ...

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 17, 2008 10:59 am  

  • I love how whenever Corry tries to speak, he shuts him down. lol

    Nice clip.

    By Anonymous Shaft, at July 17, 2008 11:00 am  

  • good one Barnes.

    By Anonymous David, at July 17, 2008 11:13 am  

  • i remember seein something similar in austin powers with the zip-it lol. brilliant reffing just showing the big men not to mess with him.

    By Anonymous tom, at July 17, 2008 12:17 pm  

  • barnesy is a top ref, easily one of the best in the world right now. and this shows why. top notch reffing.

    By Anonymous adedayo adebayo, at July 17, 2008 12:38 pm  

  • it surely helps that he's a high referee. I would have fainted to confront such big men as the two of 'em!

    By Blogger Billie MacGowan, at July 17, 2008 12:42 pm  

  • high...I meant tall

    By Blogger Billie MacGowan, at July 17, 2008 12:43 pm  

  • great.

    By Blogger alasdair, at July 17, 2008 1:06 pm  

  • Video is no longer available. Any chance you could get it back?

    Cheers

    By Blogger Disco, at July 17, 2008 1:16 pm  

  • Tom - lol I was thinking the same thing.

    Disco, just refresh mate, it's still there.

    By Anonymous Greiffel, at July 17, 2008 1:42 pm  

  • this is why i love rugby! well done rugbydump!

    By Anonymous keelerugby, at July 17, 2008 2:05 pm  

  • great work from Barnes

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 17, 2008 6:15 pm  

  • i love when a ref actually knows what hes talking about. warms my heart

    By Blogger mgfelts, at July 17, 2008 6:24 pm  

  • I agree, brillant and he should be commended for his composure and confidence!

    By Blogger Your Scrumhalf Connection, at July 17, 2008 6:24 pm  

  • What i always find soooo amazing is that these little, teeny tiny refs control dudes that are almost always bigger, meaner than your average Grizzly..lol.. but not a peep of argument from the players. They always listen to that the ref says, and if you challenge a ref (aka Burger) you get yourself in some pretty hot water...lol.

    But when i watch football....oh my lord its ridiculous.

    Anyone share my appreciation of the respect given rugby refs?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 17, 2008 6:51 pm  

  • I absolutely love the respect refs get in rugby. I can't stand watching soccer anymore and I hate playing any form of sport if there are mouthy soccer players playing, just want to slap them quiet.
    Also gotta mention that the criticism of Barnes after that WC quarter final was mostly unfounded and came predominantly from the losing side. Barnes is top notch.

    By Anonymous Tanora, at July 17, 2008 11:14 pm  

  • just saying that in the world cup QF Barnes wasn't at fault, the touch judge was. TJs are the ones spotting the offsides and forward passes.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 17, 2008 11:48 pm  

  • Wayne Barnes.. Best.Referee.Ever.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 18, 2008 1:44 am  

  • It's a great example of a ref being in control and being firm, but without grandstanding.

    I think a certain amount of respect has to go to the captains, as I can't imagine many football captains taking it as well as that.

    A good day for rugby.

    By Anonymous D.Thomas, at July 18, 2008 2:09 am  

  • You got to respect the refs. It makes the game what it is. You need that control in the game to make it mean something. How many times have you played with out a ref and the game just sucked?

    By Blogger Hendrick, at July 18, 2008 8:22 am  

  • Barnes can suck my nuts

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 18, 2008 9:50 pm  

  • So what actually happened and what was the call after he reveiwed the play? Are they still touch judges because in the SH they've changed them to Sideline Referees so they have more power and can make calls on just about everything now.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at July 19, 2008 3:42 pm  

  • That is some brilliant "refereing", laying down the law, showing who is boss.
    Calm, concise, and imperative.
    Not "buts" for those two.

    By Anonymous Paul, at July 19, 2008 4:09 pm  

  • To the guy who said Barnes can suck my nuts
    im sure he would oblige if u had grown a pair

    By Anonymous GHA Captain, at July 19, 2008 5:01 pm  

  • lol

    By Anonymous me, at July 20, 2008 12:40 am  

  • LOL! TELL THEM!

    By Blogger Don, at July 20, 2008 8:31 am  

  • Totally agree with,
    "What i always find soooo amazing is that these little, teeny tiny refs control dudes that are almost always bigger, meaner than your average Grizzly..lol.. but not a peep of argument from the players. They always listen to that the ref says, and if you challenge a ref (aka Burger) you get yourself in some pretty hot water...lol.

    But when i watch football....oh my lord its ridiculous.

    Anyone share my appreciation of the respect given rugby refs?"

    You look at the size of rugby players and compare them to footballers. Yet in football, the ponsey overpaid drama-queens walk all over the ref - not in rugby!

    RESPECT THE REFEREE'S! doesn't take much - Barnes is a top notch ref, good on him!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 02, 2008 12:27 am  

  • Seems like just the other day I remember him being allowed to ref the final of the middlesex sevens. He was a bit firey that day, but he has developed into a world class ref. The players respect him because he makes good choices and speaks with authority.

    -from an irish fan

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at October 27, 2008 11:26 pm  

  • Barnes would be a good NFL referee - no need to worry about forward passes, rucks or scrums...

    Simon

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at November 13, 2008 3:27 am  

  • Class

    By Anonymous Jeff, at January 10, 2009 7:47 am  

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