Tobi Lothian

Tobi has been a referee for more than 10 years and has officiated at tournaments in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Hong Kong Sevens, Asian Five Nations, Asian Sevens Series and Asian Games. He has been on the ARFU A Panel referees list since 2008. When not blowing his whistle, Tobi works as a police officer, training probationary inspectors at the Hong Kong Police College.
Tobi Lothian
Tobi has been a referee for more than 10 years and has officiated at tournaments in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Hong Kong Sevens, Asian Five Nations, Asian Sevens Series and Asian Games. He has been on the ARFU A Panel referees list since 2008. When not blowing his whistle, Tobi works as a police officer, training probationary inspectors at the Hong Kong Police College.

Latest from Tobi Lothian

Man in the middle | Why rugby values, not the big TMO debate, are more important to Hong Kong referees

Two rounds into the Rugby World Cup and no prizes for guessing who is dominating discussions – Japan, Wales and match officials.

8 Dec 2015 - 11:55AM

Two rounds into the Rugby World Cup and no prizes for guessing who is dominating discussions – Japan, Wales and match officials.

Why rugby values, not the big TMO debate, are more important to Hong Kong referees
Man in the middle | When the call comes, refs must be at top of their game

This weekend I will be in South Korea officiating the Asian Five Nations game between Korea and Japan and now the number two spot has been claimed by Hong Kong, I expect Korea will want to put in a better performance in front of their home crowd in Incheon.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:27AM

This weekend I will be in South Korea officiating the Asian Five Nations game between Korea and Japan and now the number two spot has been claimed by Hong Kong, I expect Korea will want to put in a better performance in front of their home crowd in Incheon.

When the call comes, refs must be at top of their game
Man in the middle | Mental preparation is key to every good ref’s game plan

This weekend sees the final round of games that will decide the Paul Y Premiership title and which team will claim the last spot in the Grand Championship play-offs.

29 Oct 2018 - 6:27AM

This weekend sees the final round of games that will decide the Paul Y Premiership title and which team will claim the last spot in the Grand Championship play-offs.

Mental preparation is key to every good ref’s game plan