Queensland Rugby Referees Association (QRRA) Trainer/Educator Callum Robertson has expressed great satisfaction of the overall performance of local referees during Round 11 of the Pepsi Cup Capital Rugby Union (CRU) competition in Port Moresby, stating that so far they have been very good.
He said that he was happy with the outcome, though most of Saturday (24/06/23) was put to running more coaching for the refs, to which they will be graded and at the end of the this training, referees will be accredited with Level 1 match officials certification from World Rugby.
“Really happy with their improvement in positioning. Instead of sitting in their jockey, they’re actually getting up and managing that offside line so that we can create space for the teams,” Robertson stated.
Aside from this, Robertson was astounded with the level of rugby played here in the capital Port Moresby, stating that it caught him by surprise, especially with the younger divisions being a lot more advanced and very intense and physical.
“It was unreal!!! Definitely caught me off guard.” The final day of the Clinic will be held on today, at the Stanley hotel.