When we realized that 2017 would have two holidays within the school brake of our daughter, we thought "well, that would be a good opportunity to go for a short trip". And that is why we came up with the idea of taking a trip to the UK.
The base plan was to do a road trip to Rugby, Bath, Stonehenge and London, with a highlight at the end: Barbarians vs. All Blacks at Twickenham! (besides the pictures within this post, the trip's album can be found by clicking here)
I did not expect it to be such a contested game when I heard that the visitors only had 16 (or was it 15?) players available, but boy, was I wrong!
And it was indeed full! Three matches on Saturday (two of them as assistant referee) and one on Sunday. Perfect weather, good quality pitches and well spirited rugby matches: what more could I ask for?
The new rugby season started yesterday for me in Düsseldorf. It is going to be my first full refereeing season in a long time!
In this double round, I was assistant referee for the 2nd Bundesliga game between the first teams of Düsseldorf Dragons and ASV Cologne in the first match, and then I was the referee of the regional league match between their second teams.