WITH all the controversy regarding referees in the National Rugby League over the past few weeks, Orange people had the chance to become a video ref for the day yesterday when the Coca-Cola Rugby League Road Train was in town.
The road train travels around regional areas aiming to promote the game of rugby league through interactive displays.
Injured NRL players Ronald Prince (Parramatta) and Daniel Dumas (Cronulla) were part of the road train that rolled into Orange.
Former Parramatta and Cronulla front rower Adam Ritson, whose career was cut short by a brain tumour, was also part of the travelling road train crew.
One of the interactive displays on the road train was the 'video ref' feature where people could make a decision on a try by watching game footage. Another popular feature yesterday was the ‘call the game' where you took the role of Ray Warren, Paul Vautin and co. and commentated a try from the NRL.
The train also featured the X-Box Rugby League game and had the Ashes Trophy that Australia won in their clean-sweep over Great Britain last year.
The Clive Churchill medal Penrith's Luke Priddis won in last year's grand final win over the Sydney Roosters was also on display.
The road train has travelled over 80,000 kilometres since it started four years ago.
In those four years more than 250,000 people in 40 regional areas have visited the road train.
This year the road train will be on the road for 110 days and its next stop is Dubbo, before going to Junee for a junior carnival on Saturday.