A Tough Day For The Touchies | A Tribute To Our Match Officials

No its not Lang Park during State of Origin, it’s the S.C.G in 1958 Australia v Great Britain.

Jimmy Tubridy (pictured left) played league for the Bears & first grade union for Northern Suburbs

Life can be tough for touch judges & referees. We don’t know much about this picture other than it’s a 1958 test match & the touchy on the left is former 1st grade rugby player Jimmy Tubridy & the picture was taken at the Sydney Cricket Ground.

We can positively assume by the bottles & debri that have been hurled onto the ground that the crowd is upset with something or someone, perhaps the referee or maybe Jimmy or his fellow touchy.

Below are some of our favourite pics of refs & touch judges as a tribute to the men & women who work so hard to officiate our game.

Image by Colin Whelan
Digital Image Grant Trouville
Pic by Colin Whelan
Image by Renee McKay
Digital image by Colin Whelan
Image by Robb Cox
Digital Image by Grant Trouville
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Digital pic by Robb Cox
Digital Image Grant Trouville
Digital Image by Robb Cox
Digital image by Colin Whelan