Russell Smith

Nickname: Grass Barber
Date of birth: 21 July 1959
Birthplace: Palmerston North
Number of years refereeing: 15
Current grading:  Good question
Secondary school attended: QEC
University attended/studies:
Referee honours: Top 5 for 4 years and a few rep games.
Favourite band and song: Bruce Springstien and the E Street Band,   Hungry Heart
Favourite Book: Colin Meads All Black
Favourite Movie: Pretty Woman
Favourite TV programme: Motorway Patrol as I like seeing dickheads get done.
Favourite holiday destination: Lake Taupo
Favourite food: Beef Wellington cooked by Kim.
Hobbies/interests: Trout fishing and fly tying
Biggest influence on refereeing: John Lockyer as a coach when I first became a senior ref.
Most memorable refereeing moment: Sending Chris Tregaskis to get the ball after he threw it away during a rep game at Napier.
Refereeing aspirations: To get back to senior 2nd grade and help new refs.
If you weren't a rugby referee what would you do? More fishing.
If you could take anyone, who would you take out to dinner? Julia Roberts.
Dream Car: Holden Commodore SSV Redline series.
Most admired sports person: Colin Meads
Must see sporting event: Any one beating Australia.
Favourite animal: My daughters pet cats, Mia and Lochy.
Who would play you in your life story blockbuster: Robin Williams
Favourite player: Colin Meads, but current player would be Jerome Kaino.

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