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Could You Make It As A Rugby Referee?

We teamed up with BBC pundit Brian Moore to put together the ultimate test.

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  1. 1. Identify the refereeing signals in the pictures.

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    Try
    Scrum awarded
    Free kick
  2. 2.

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    Penalty kick
    Free kick
    Advantage
  3. 3.

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    Collapsing the maul
    Knock on
    Forward pass
  4. 4.

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    Obstruction
    Closing gaps in lineout
    Bleeding wound
  5. 5.

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    Lineout throw not straight
    Pushing opponent in lineout
    Forward pass
  6. 6.

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    High tackle (foul play)
    Elbowing opponent (foul play)
  7. 7.

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    Hands in the ruck
    Prop pulling opponent on
    Offside at lineout
  8. 8.

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    Tackling while opponent is in the air
    Ball not released after being tackled
    Collapsing the scrum
  9. 9.

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    Forward pass
    Line out not straight
    Scrum feed not straight
  10. 10.

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    Stamping
    Foot up by front row player
  11. 11.

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    Bleeding wound
    Doctor needed
    Head check
  12. 12.

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    Doctor needed
    Not retreating 10 metres for a kick
    Tackling an opponent who is in the air
  13. 13.

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    Tackler not rolling away
    Tackler not releasing tackled player
    Not releasing the ball after being tackled
  14. 14.

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    Punching (foul play) in the scrum
    Pulling down the scrum
  15. 15.

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    Ball held up (no try)
    Refer to TMO
    New ball required
  16. 16.

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    TMO
    Time off
  17. 17.

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    Intentionally collapsing ruck or maul
    Scrum feed not straight
    Unplayable ball in maul
  18. 18.

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    Intentionally collapsing ruck or maul
    Prop pulling opponent on

Could You Make It As A Rugby Referee?

You have failed miserably at being a rugby referee
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D grade... you've failed to become a rugby referee
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C grade – you could be a local league rugby referee, maybe
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B grade – You could be a decent rugby referee
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A grade – You should probably be refereeing in the Six Nations
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Brian Moore is a pundit for BBC One's coverage of the 2016 RBS 6 Nations. The Six Nations will be live across BBC and ITV.

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