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Mark Richmond

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Former Rugby fullback/winger who plied his trade in Zambia, Wales and briefly Sydney, before becoming a fully fledged member of the Foredeck Union, on a number of Offshore Ocean Racing Yachts.

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Unfortunately it isn’t his fault. He should never have been appointed to referee Reds games, rightly or wrongly there will always be perceived bias in that instance.
Worse for him, there have been contentious calls in the past 2 Brums vs Reds games which swung the result, both in the Reds favour.
Personally I think he was wrong in both, but he should never have been put in that situation, never appoint a former player of any side to referee their former team.

Referee abuse is eating away at the grassroots of rugby

We’re not talking about that one, it’s the ASY try held up, after the bell. Even so if that player is offside, the penalty is not taken from the site of the offence……either apply the laws or don’t………????

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

Now you’re talking c*8p. TT angled in at about 45 degrees virtually every scrum, if AAA did it was almost unnoticeable, certainly on the spider cam shots we were shown on tv.
Sorry, but if he does that in an international, with a neutral ref, he will be penalised out of the game.

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

PK ….they were all behind the line, no advantage/penalty was called until the ball was held up, and strange that if all tight heads angle in AAA didn’t……….

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

I don’t mind us losing, in fact I expected us to……But TT was boring in at virtually every scrum….pinged once. No one was offside on that final penalty, otherwise he would have called advantage immediately….he didn’t until the play broke down, sorry but that is crap refereeing.

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

Well done Nick Berry…..Super Rugby AU Champion.

Super Rugby thriller! Last-ditch James O'Connor try hands Reds the Super Rugby AU title

My head says Crusaders and Reds, heart says Chiefs and Brumbies…..going with my heart! 😛

Super Rugby tipping panel week 12: Double-final extravaganza week

Connal Mcinerney is available again…..recommenced training last week I believe. Those other 3 are being given until game day to prove their fitness. Apparently FF and Slipper are possibles, SAMU the most likely to miss out.

Are the Brumbies about to lose their mantle as Australia’s No.1 team? Part 1

Absolutely……at least TK stayed in Australia, he could easily have been lost overseas. Mind you having spoken with him at a couple of Brums functions, that was always unlikely, as he is very family oriented.

Super Rugby AU qualifying final teams: Brumbies bring back big guns as Force make selection surprise at the back

He wasn’t actually discarded, he was offered a one year deal by the Brumbies, but chose to take a better offer from the Force.

Super Rugby AU qualifying final teams: Brumbies bring back big guns as Force make selection surprise at the back

Didn’t get to see the game last night, but watched the 20 mins mini on Stan this morning. Well done Force, you did something that we (Brumbies), haven’t done in two encounters this year…hold the Reds out at the end of the game.
Looking forward to a cracker at GIO next Saturday. 👍

Force dreaming of Super Rugby glory after stunning Reds

As a Brumbies supporter I rarely, if ever pick the Tahs…..but I reckon they’re due.

Super Rugby tipping panel Week 10: Penultimate week and whatever the one after that is called

And his Mum! …..One of Warringah’s finest. 😁

Former Wallaby Scott Fardy announces retirement from rugby

He is. My wife and I used to bump into his parents a lot at a great lunch spot on the way to Canberra for home games……so I may be a little biased 😂

Former Wallaby Scott Fardy announces retirement from rugby

Congratulations Scott on a great career…look forward to seeing you at The Dock with Benny in the near future. #BrumbiesFamily

Former Wallaby Scott Fardy announces retirement from rugby

Yep, missed Swain’s name on the release….cheers

Super Rugby AU Round 9 teams: Swinton back for Tahs' trip to the west

Yep, not totally surprised, but I am by the complete changes in the squad, like Simone, Swain and Samu out of the squad entirely, rather than given bench time. Having said that, it’s a bit of a nothing game in terms of the standings, and that’s why the coaches are paid , and not me! 😂

Super Rugby AU Round 9 teams: Swinton back for Tahs' trip to the west

I think we are resting a few ahead of the finals play off…..not sure I like it, but we cannot finish lower than 2nd. I’ll trust Dan and Lord Laurie.

Super Rugby AU Round 9 teams: Swinton back for Tahs' trip to the west

I think the Rebels may struggle to keep him.
When he came back from overseas, he wanted to sign with the Brumbies, but also wanted to be in the same city as his then wife, Ellyse Perry, so they picked Melbourne as a base. Now that they are no longer an item, there is less of a reason to stay there.
I reckon a sabbatical or move to Japan is likely.

Matt Toomua a priority signing for Rebels

Ah the great Lee Trevino! 😂

Force head home with Super Rugby finals in sight

Bobby….Have you heard the old rugby song explaining why he can’t play though? 😂 😂

Force head home with Super Rugby finals in sight

So is Will Miller…though I doubt he’ll play this week. Coming out of retirement as injury cover for Jahrome Brown. 😁

Who’d be a coach? The endless pursuit of the perfect game

Ahhh….Marvin the Paranoid Android : Here I am, mind the size of a planet, and you ask me to open the door….. 😂 😂

Super Rugby tipping week 7: Sacked coach watch

Jahrome Brown is out to injury….possibly up to 6 weeks with a shoulder injury.

Super Rugby AU Round 7 teams: Brumbies get star winger back ahead of Tahs clash

I hope this comes down before the 12 noon deadline 😂 😂

BREAKING: Waratahs sack interim head coaches for "failing to meet on-field expectations"

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