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News: Cracking the referees' new da Finchy code

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    <p>Brent Read | February 28, 2009
    <a href="http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au...012431,00.html">Article from: The Australian</a>

    REFEREES are often accused of inhabiting their own world.

    This year, their secret society will operate with an expanded vocabulary designed to make life a lot simpler for the growing number of match officials involved in the game.

    In an attempt to stop whistle-blowers being paralysed by information overload, NRL referees coach Robert Finch has increased the number of code words in their dialect.

    The changes come at a pivotal time in the game. The NRL has embraced the two-referee model, meaning the lines of communication are clogged with more voices than ever. As a result, referees' conversations this season will be punctuated with words such as ripper, angle, facial, spinning and jumper -- short, sharp, concise.

    <a href="http://www.silvertails.net/news/General-NRL/cracking-the-referees-new-da-finchy-code.html">Read the full article</a>

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