Fitness testing at levels 1- 5 “The Bronco test”

  • July 27, 2019

This is what is expected from Referees and ARs at the higher levels of the game.


The test being used for the 2019/20 season is the Bronco.  Which is the current test used by World Rugby Referees, and the RFU PGMOT.

The test is widely used by Rugby players, and the attached documents explains the test, and provides details of comparison to the YoYo Test, and identifies targets for players (Professional)


PGMOT Test targets are as follow, so anyone who aspires to become part of the PGMOT must hit the required minimum standard;

Referee Bronco Test Target: <5 minutes 15 seconds

Assistant Referee Bronco Test Target: <5 minutes 40 seconds

There is a link to a YouTube video below

Link: Bronco Test