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PO#14 – Understanding, Playing and Communicating Advantage

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.   More

PO#13 – Communication in Managing Conflict

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 ... More

PO#12 – Communicating with Players and Coaches

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: 1.  Information 2. Decision-maki... More

PO#11 – Game Values

Preferred Options paper on the Game Values, describing the Society’s approach to player appealing, questioning decisions and general backchat. More

PO#8 – Refereeing the Lineout

Preferred Options paper on refereeing the lineout. More

PO#9 – Characteristics of a Manchester Society Assessor (Adviser)

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 More

PO#7 – What does good advising look like?

Preferred Options paper for referee assessors (match observers) that describes what good advising looks like. Updated: 1 October 2019 More

PO#6 – Starts, Restarts and Offside in Open Play

Preferred Options paper on Starts, Restarts and Offside in Open Play. More

PO#5 – Refereeing the Scrum

Preferred Options paper on refereeing the scrum. More

PO#4 – Positioning

Preferred Options paper on techiques for helping referees take up the best positions to make timely and accurate decisions. More