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Ex-players to be referees

Discussion in 'Rugby League Forum' started by TigerNige, Mar 26, 2009.

  1. TigerNige

    TigerNige Active Member

    +5 /0
    A couple of seasons ago ex-players Paul Mellor, Henry Perenara and Luke Phillips were going to be "fast tracked" into the refereeing ranks. Haven't seen anything else about them since. Have they abandonded the idea or, given the 2 refs this season, will they be putting in an appearance this year?.
  2. Cletus

    Cletus Active Member

    +11 /0
    I hope they give Hoppa a gig :p
  3. missing_something

    missing_something Active Member

    +0 /0
    I can imagine it now.

    "Hold it, Penetrating tackle - roll in further now"
  4. niccipops

    niccipops un echidna spillo mia bevanda Premium Member 2017 Tipping Competitor

    +6,355 /56
    I can imagine it now.

    "Hold it, Penetrating tackle - roll in further now"

    [/quote] Ref Hoppa - "And check his prostate."
  5. Duff

    Duff Well-Known Member

    +638 /12
    Luke Phillips is in the full time squad but he must be down the list to getting a permanent first grade gig.
    I think Peranara & Mellor haven't qualified for first grade yet.

    There was an episode of NRL summertime about the refs & they were talking about those three.

    I have a terrible memory so did anyone else see that show?
  6. The Wheel

    The Wheel Well-Known Member

    +2,765 /88
    If I did I cant remember it - surely they would do a better job than some of the nuffies running around at the moment.
  7. willstyles

    willstyles Active Member

    +4 /0
    Yep, Phillips is the most advanced of the player refs. He'll do a few Toyota Cup games this year if all goes to plan, but not first grade just yet!
  8. Rambo1987

    Rambo1987 Well-Known Member

    +241 /2
    Luke & Paul Mellor are doing the Jim Beam or Bunderberg Cup each week - Luke refs and Mellor is a touchie - they normally work together 
  9. TigerNige

    TigerNige Active Member

    +5 /0
    Spotted him (Mellor) on the Footy Show last week when 'Percy Le Blanc' was at the refs training.

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