A rugby referee died and went to heaven. Stopped by St Peter at the gates he was told that only brave people who had performed heroic deeds and had the courage of their convictions could enter. If the ref could describe a situation in his life where he had shown these characteristics, he would be allowed in.
'Well,' said the ref, 'I was referee-ing a game between Northern Transvaal and Natal at Loftus Versveld. Northerns were 2 points ahead, 1 minute to go. The Natal wing made a break, passed inside to his lock. The lock was driven on by his forwards, passed out to the flanker who ducked blind and went over in the corner. However, the flanker dropped the ball before he could ground it, and as Natal were clearly the better side all game, I ruled that he had dropped the ball down, not forward, and awarded the try.'
'OK, that was fairly brave of you, but I will have to check it in the book.' says Peter, and disappears to look it up. When he comes back he says 'Sorry, there is no record of this. Can you help me to trace it? When did all this happen?'
The ref looked at his watch and replied 'about 45 seconds ago.'