Haven’t refereed in a couple of seasons. Went back to playing 2nd row for my clubs third team last year and been out with a bulging disc this season. Been working hard on the fitness so when the local University women’s team were really short of a referee I agreed to give it another bash.

Thoroughly enjoyed it. There was some excellent rugby but just a little lazy in places. Sin-binned two players for persistent offside and the player who hadn’t played that much before was asked not to scream at their opposite number as they ran at them………

Visitors won 17-22 which seemed like a fair reflection of the match. Might need to go back to the refereeing again for next season I reckon. No referee, no match!