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Alfie75

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Andrew Cole RIP
« on: Mon 11 Jul 2022 12:41 »
For those who remember, Andrew Cole was a very good (under rated referee) who sadly passed away not long after retiring from Rugby referee management in Australia.

Condolences to his family at this time!

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Re: Andrew Cole RIP
« Reply #1 on: Tue 12 Jul 2022 07:25 »
Shocking to hear of this. Andrew was a top international referee and to see how good he was, he was the referee no one saw. everyone who worked with him or were coached with him had nothing but the highest regards for him.
Condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.

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Re: Andrew Cole RIP
« Reply #2 on: Tue 12 Jul 2022 19:06 »
Andrew received World Rugbys Referee award just last December. There is a lovely interview with him below and he comes across as a very humble person.
I didnít think at the time he looked well, unrecognisable from his reffing days (though we all get older) so maybe he was unwell at the time.
RIP

https://rugbyreferee.net/2021/12/06/australias-andrew-cole-receives-2021-world-rugby-referee-award-at-world-rugby-awards/

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Re: Andrew Cole RIP
« Reply #3 on: Tue 12 Jul 2022 20:26 »
I dont think the award at that time surprised those who knew him and if so, a great touch by World Rugby.

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Re: Andrew Cole RIP
« Reply #4 on: Wed 20 Jul 2022 17:37 »
Completely agree, very humble and Wayne Barnes mentioned on twitter that he was a great bloke and referee coach!