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    Sara will become the first woman to referee two top-flight English Rugby Union teams when she takes charge of Northampton v Wasps in the Premiership Rugby Cup on Sunday. Hope that she is paid the same amount as the men!

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    Edited your post to get her name right, Bald Eaglet!

    I saw she was on the sidelines for Hong Kong v Germany and Kenya v Germany, I didn’t even know the Germans played international rugby.

    Hope, as you say, she is paid equally, but as the pay is based on experience, she’s still going to be on the bottom rungs of the ladder.

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    Cheers VK! :good:   Not like me to make a mistake is it? ;-)

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    It is about time that we started seeing some women ref’s at the top end of the game , it is long overdue.

    The fact that one of the best if not the best ref in the world is a gay man,shows that us fans of the oval spirit as well as the powers within the sport are of a fair mind and will take people and support them on their merits.

    Sport is a great platform to make people see that there is no room in the world for prejudice.

    very well done to you Sara xx

     

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    busy woman, what with being a leading light on Radio 2 ‘n’ all

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    busy woman, what with being a leading light on Radio 2 ‘n’ all

    Obviously Radio 2 doesn’t pay enough to live on.

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    busy woman, what with being a leading light on Radio 2 ‘n’ all

    Are you taking the mickey Barty? I’m easily offended you know! ;-)   ;-)   ;-)

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    Good for Sara!

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    It is about time that we started seeing some women ref’s at the top end of the game , it is long overdue. The fact that one of the best if not the best ref in the world is a gay man,shows that us fans of the oval spirit as well as the powers within the sport are of a fair mind and will take people and support them on their merits. Sport is a great platform to make people see that there is no room in the world for prejudice. very well done to you Sara xx

    Somewhat unfair to soccer, Jamie. Gay refs are in soccer, some at the pro level and indeed, gay players have played the game for a long time, possibly since the late Justin Fashanu came out. I agree Nigel Owens is at the top of the tree regards Rugby and we can thank Bill Beaumont he is still refereeing at the top level. Women linesman have been seen at several games in soccer, so I doubt it will be long until they get to refereee a game of soccer. Look also at how many Premiership games we hear a woman commentator…..

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    Roger,football was one of many sports that I did not mention,this being because I know about rugby and am a passionate follower of the game.

    I did say however that sport ( in general ) is a great platform to help stop prejudice. I was not being mean to soccer and am sorry if I offended your sensibilities as a football fan.

    It would of been wrong of me to make comments about how it is in soccer when I know little about the game.

    When people stop taking dives in football and start respecting the ref as the authority he or she is supposed to be and stop acting like oiks,then maybe I shall show more interest in the game as when played well without cheating and lack of respect,it can be a good sport.

    I love to see any sport well played with a good fair play mentality and rugby has always stood out a little further than others for its good attitude in my humble opinion/

    Sara cox is one of many in the sport who is helping make the game as fair and correct as it often is.

    Respect for the ref is of huge importance in any sport. How can we expect fans to act respectfully when their idols do not.  A great on pitch mentality has a big knock on effect throughout the entire sport.

     

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    I lived almost on the doorstep of Twickenham for a long time, I have no bias as to either sport, Quins supporter for a long time at The Stoop, now living in France I like to watch Castres and Toulon on the televison, so as for offending my sensibilities as a football fan, (Reading FC) you’ll see that is far from the truth. I just felt your initial post pushed rugby as the one sport  “The fact that one of the best if not the best ref in the world is a gay man,shows that us fans of the oval spirit as well as the powers within the sport are of a fair mind and will take people and support them on their merits”

    By that paragraph I hope you see what I meant by my post?

    Sorry football is still the beautiful game and always will be despite the idiots that dive which is slowly dying out due to the new penalties involved, in the English game. I don’t suppose you ever spent a day at the Avenue Sunbury when London Irish played there? (Now at Reading FC) Or in Richmond when the London Welsh played there before liquidation of course? :good:   ;-)

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    As this was a post about rugby , it makes sense to me to talk about rugby.

    I am pleased that you find pleasure in sport no matter what that that sport maybe and I hope that your pleasure grows as does the quality of the game.

    I did not visit either of the venue’s you mantion as I grew up in wales and enjoyed most of my rugby there.  outside of wales all the matches I went to were international games in the stadiums,including many enjoyable visits to the temple of twickenham !

    In France I have for the last couple of decades been a fan of toulouse and have seen them play many times at home and many times away against most of their top 14 opposition. Apart from that I try and squeeze in a few auray and vannes games when I am in Brittany which is not so much any more due to work commitments throughout the country.

    I do sincerely hope that one day I can turn on a big football game and enjoy a game without Diving or back chat to the ref , but I think that Fifa are going to have to stamp down much harder on that before it becomes reality.

    I shall always choose rugby over football for my own reasons and that is quite normal,as it is very much horses for courses. I prefer rugby though would not tell anyone else that is what they should watch.

    I do not want this to turn into a p-ing contest on which game is better as that is about individual taste and may we all enjoy our pleasures. However I will say that this post is nothing to do with that and you will see that any comments that I have made on here are relative to the thread.

    Like the dalai lama saying ” practise your religion” , I agree with his snetiments and say ” enjoy your sport ” !!

    And escaping digression,

    Well done sara x

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