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Why do we need foreign rugby referees? Is it necessary?

Aug 11, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
One wonders as to why Sri Lanka have to depend on foreign rugby referees to conduct local tournaments. This is a new phenomenon which has started of late. My memory goes back to the training program, which I followed in New South Wales, Sydney to obtain the level 2 rugby coaching certificate in 1999. In the program there was a subject which surprised me, at that time, when I saw the schedule of lectures, where they had allocated 1 1/2 hours classroom lecture by a reputed lecturer on "How to handle the referee" and at the end of lecture only I fully realized that even though how good your team can be, on the field, there are many other matters Administrators, support groups have to attend to produce a champion outfit. In rugby they say "winning is not everything", but "winning is the only thing" to archive this target, outstanding play alone will not provide positive results, because a referee, who is in charge of the game is a key factor.   Read more:www.dailynews.lk/2010/08/12/spo10.asp