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Thorb's Referee Rankings: Quarter Finals

Peter Thorborn’s weekly ranking of referee performance during the Rugby World Cup. Were now at the business end of the tournament and some of the referees are having a marked impact on the matches they are officiating.

A disappointed Englishman

As the World Cup quarter finals approach we in England seem more excited by Wales and Ireland, the two form teams in the tournament. We all knew New Zealand was a very complete side and that Australia was the flair side with great counterattack potential. But no one thought that the Celtic Tigers could realize their potential, such a shame they meet at the weekend. In my book they are semifinal sides at least.

JG's World Cup Musings

Our undercover man’s musings on Rugby World Cup happenings, featuring: pool highlights, Ireland’s victory, the 6 Nations bonus point debate, the volume of tries per pool, super fan awards, England’s tournament disappointment, injury impact on the quarters and JG’s Team of the Pool Stages.

Thorb's Referee Rankings #4

Peter Thorborn’s weekly ranking of referee performance during the Rugby World Cup. Week four and final week of pool play sees Kaplan remain top and Pearson remain at the bottom of the leaderboard. Will be interesting to see who is selected to referee the quarters.

JG's World Cup Musings

Our undercover man’s musings on Rugby World Cup happenings, featuring: a Scottish selection oversight, praise for the Namibian performance, the ball debate & McCaw’s 100.

The Rugby Site en español: Videos de Coaching por los mejores del mundo

Aprendé de los mejores entrenadores y jugadores del mundo!

Thorb's Referee Rankings #3

Peter Thorborn’s weekly ranking of referee performance during the Rugby World Cup. Week three of the Cup Kaplan stays on top of the leaderboard based on his performances last week, but Thorb’s thinks that Barnes is snipping at his heels.

Don’t Sidestep The Issue

Mark Reason remembers the world of Gerald Davies and wonders what happened to the sidestep.

Dan Carter: Decision Making in Attack Trailer

A preview of Dan Carters latest video on Decision Making in Attack.

Dan Carter on the Rugby World Cup

In an interview done before media lock down Dan Carter gave us a bit of an insight into how he was feeling about the World Cup.

Thorb's Referee Rankings #2

Peter Thorborn’s weekly ranking of referee performance during the Rugby World Cup. Second week in and Kaplan’s two excellent performances in Tonga v Canada and England v Georgia has toppled Owens and Lawrence on the leaderboard.

JG's World Cup Musings

Our undercover man’s musings on Rugby World Cup happenings, featuring: Ashton’s showboating dives, thoughts on who will referee the finals, reuniting Cooper and Barnes, and the Rugby Whiskers Champion.