I'd just go with the quiet word rather than the public rebuke.
By the very fact that you're publicly "rebuking" the player and telling them that the next one will be a caution, for me, you're basically sending the message out that you should have cautioned him anyway?
Not trying to be overly...
I think this thread has somewhat died.
It weren't my fault - I only tried
To see what verse might come to light
And some was good but some was sheeite.
Ciley tried his very best
To throw his oar in with the rest
JamesL and others showed the way
But as for "Yorkshire" ....
...Let's not say...
Based on personal experience of this myself, you have two realistic choices here:
1. For the first instance, do as others on here have already advised and just tell the complaining players to stop moaning since it's their AR's mistake not yours ("play to the whistle"). Or - it's unlikely that...
Culturally they're different and always have been.
How often do you see opposing football fans all sat/stood next to each other at matches like you do at rugby? :rolleyes:
My own take on it, is that rather than the other way around, rugby is learning from football in terms of behaviour.
One or two wordsmiths out there clearly. :)
And one or two .... well .... not wordsmiths. :redcard: :D
Here's another to be going on with:
A female official named Nellie,
Found the teams that she refereed smelly.
She decided one day
To just simply stop play
And go home and watch Friends on...
Then don't preach to the converted. I was brought up on the coast and so am well acquainted with how it looks. It's still bloody cold though at the best of times. ;)
I only commented in a light-hearted way anyway .... wish I hadn't bothered now ..... :rolleyes:
Six second law.
Encroachment at penalty kicks.
Dissent (certainly at top level).
Unsporting Behaviour (ie feigning injury/assault)
All the above are given the "laissez faire" treatment in the Premier League. ;)