The criteria used to assess a referee is the Rugby AU Referee Profile. That is:
1) Decision making - in accordance with the Game Management Guidelines (www.rugbyaustralia.com.au/laws). Particular focus on tackle, scrum, lineout to maul, space (offside) and foul play.
2) Game connection - understands game situations and adapts appropriately, credible - earns respect through decision making, gets what matters (relevant vs technical decisions), makes logical decisions in game context.
3) Game Management - effective presence (positioning and communication), effective captain management, effective use of admonishment and yellow cards, does not compromise standards in pressure situations.
4) Personal attributes - fit enough for the game, prepared, works well with assistant referees, respects and is respected by game participants.
Please consider these criteria when rating the referee below.