Keith Stroud has already refereed six Premiership matches this season and is clearly seen as someone whose career is on the up. One of his good points is that he is prepared to consult his assistants on key decisions - and then changes his mind, usually correctly. He gets high ratings for communication and consistency. He does have a reputation for annoying home fans as he is clearly not a 'homer'. Let's hope that the long journey up from Dorset does not tire him out and he lives up to his usual standards.