James Leckie

James Leckie

State: NSW
Panel: National Panel
Association: NSWRRA

Year Commenced Refereeing:

1990

Years on NMOT:

Joined in 2005

Education:

Trinity Grammar School

Bachelor of Education (Secondary Mathematics) - Sydney University

Profession outside of refereeing:

School Teacher / Business Owner

Interests outside of refereeing:

Family, church, fishing and fitness.

Rugby Playing History:

First XV at Trinity Grammar School 

Colts Rugby at Sydney University 

Refereeing Pathway:

Traditional - School, Sub District, Grade, National Junior Championships, Junior World Championships, IRB 7s, Super Rugby, Test Rugby.  

What got you into refereeing?

A Teacher, Peter Goetze, encouraged me to do the course whilst playing at school. 

Best on-field moment(s)

HK 7s Final (2006) 

Best off-field moment(s)

Swimming with Great White Sharks in Cape Town then wineries at Stellenbosch to reminisce. 

Funniest refereeing moment

Matt Dunning ‘brown eyeing’ the opposition after scoring a 50m try (Colts for Eastwood).

Best refereeing advice you have ever been given?

Try to understand how each team will plan to win the game.

 

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