This PO paper contains Society advice on intrepreting the RFU document “COVID-19 Law variations 2020/2021 Referee Pre-match Brief”.
Members are strongly advised to follow both the RFU document and the Society’s guidance.
To facilitate the earliest possible return to rugby as we know it, rugby authorities negotiated certain temporary changes to some laws to reduce the time spent in close face-to-face contact during some phases of the game. This PO paper provides supporting notes from the Society on the RFU “COVID-19 Law Variations 202...
This Preferred Options paper explores the subtleties of playing advantage. Playing advantage well is very much down to experience, knowledge and judgement; it is therefore an important personal development area for referees.
As an official you’re going to be involved in potential conflict situations due to the nature of competition and the wide range of people involved. How you handle these situations, and more importantly yourself, can have a major outcome on the length and enjoyment of your officiating career.
This Preferred Options ...
Communicating with players before, during and after a match should be structured and have a purpose. The objective is to gain players’ trust and respect rather than affection.
This Preferred Options paper covers four categories of communication from referee to players/coaches:
What makes for a competent and effective Referee Assessor (Adviser)? This paper outlines the principles involved, the skills and knowledge required and the Society's expectations.
Revised: October 2019