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A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« on: Mon 26 Jul 2021 19:57 »
As respite from John Treleven's fiendish inquisitions, I offer a simpler (I hope) test. Can you identify the following International RU Referees?

NB I am a bit deaf and eye Cannes knot spel write.

01. Cain, Abel or Seth?
02. Did not survive Henry VIII.
03. Joe's home.
04. Hamlet could tell him from a handsaw, but only in a Southerly wind.
05. Moss.
06. Straw goose.
07. Amazingly, nothing technicolour about him.
08. Antoinette.
10. Not from Stewarton, as he lies over the ocean.
11. Being Welsh, was he of the White Rock?
12. Sounds Glaswegian, but were his decisions fishy?
13. Rests in Père Lachaise?
14. Dr John doubly achieved the pinnacle.
15. This son of Hawick did not have a long career.
16. Stop five Tessie O'Sheas.
17. My mate is crazy.
18. Did he have a fairy-tale career?
19. In the 20s was he really loathsome and depraved?
20. For an Oliver?
21. A Cumbrian with lofty ambitions?
22. Where wise owls might be found.
23. Gala man collected in Glasgow.
24. Jane's owner of Pemberley.
25. A Dublin railway station.
26. Ringer's Irish nemesis.
27. Scott, Raleigh, Mitty and Mondale.
28. The happy upshot of the feeding of the 5000?
29. The offspring of Scott's Merrilies? (A1 60115 might help.)
30. Did Umpire Sid enjoy good health?
31. Church leader who must stick to one colour.
32. For upland drainage?
33..Led to the slaughter.
34. Had a rule for each hand.
35. Extend into Tottington, Heywood, Radcliffe and Summerseats.
36. Not married to Jenny Lee.

I don't know how many, if any, will be interested, but it's kept me amused!
« Last Edit: Mon 26 Jul 2021 21:46 by JCFC »

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #1 on: Mon 26 Jul 2021 21:19 »
Is there a rugby "Upton"?

Knowing nothing of R.U. refs a few guesses based purely on the clues

2 Seymour
3 Whitehouse
5 Stirling
8 Marie
13 Morrison
16 Tenton
24 Fitzwilliam
27 Walter
33 Lamb
36 Worth

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #2 on: Mon 26 Jul 2021 21:38 »
3,5,8,13 and 33 spot on.
16 needs a stop.
27 and not or!
24 right man, you chose the wrong name.

An excellent effort for someone not into Rugby.

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #3 on: Mon 26 Jul 2021 21:44 »
7. Joseph
30. Bullerwell
31. White
« Last Edit: Mon 26 Jul 2021 21:49 by ex-ref »

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #4 on: Mon 26 Jul 2021 21:46 »
1 Brothers
19 Vile
22 Towers
24 Darcy
25 Connolly
29 Megson
32 Hilditch
34 Hawk(e)
35 Bury/Berry
« Last Edit: Mon 26 Jul 2021 22:07 by John Treleven »

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #5 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 10:42 »
7. Joseph
30. Bullerwell
31. White

7 & 30 splendid.
31 not who I had in mind.

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #6 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 10:49 »
1 Brothers
19 Vile
22 Towers
24 Darcy
25 Connolly
29 Megson
32 Hilditch
34 Hawk(e)
35 Bury/Berry

19,24, 29, 32 and 34 (with e) all fine.
1. This time it was or not and.
22. Not the chap I was looking for.
35. Needs the idea of extend to be included. Try one of them elsewhere.
25. There may have been a Connolly, but I have no means of checking. Go two stops South from there and change. (A letter that is, but not the sound!)

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #7 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 10:54 »
Is there a rugby "Upton"?


I doubt it. The Rothman's Year Book used to include a list of all International referees and the matches they handled, but I have no idea where such information is to be found nowadays.

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #8 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 11:00 »
25 H(e/o)uston

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #9 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 11:08 »
Sorry, that one would take you West rather than South and the connection to Connolly would be by tram. Third time lucky.
« Last Edit: Tue 27 Jul 2021 11:26 by JCFC »

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #10 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 11:23 »
1 Adamson

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #11 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 11:30 »
Beaten me to it with the update. For 3 I was also thinking of Nigel Whitehouse.

Yes, Mike Adamson is correct for 1.

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #12 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 12:02 »
2 Fred Howard (ENG)
12 Chris Pollock (NZL)
31 Dave Bishop (NZL)
« Last Edit: Tue 27 Jul 2021 12:17 by John Treleven »

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #13 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 12:13 »
All three correct.

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Re: A Quizzle for Rugby Union Fans
« Reply #14 on: Tue 27 Jul 2021 12:17 »
15 J.A. Short (SCO)
cannot find a first name

21 Barry Cumberlege (ENG)

23 George Burrell (SCO)

25 Luke Pearce (WAL)
« Last Edit: Tue 27 Jul 2021 12:43 by John Treleven »