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PO#18 – Briefing and On-field Refereeing (Under COVID-19 Law Variations)

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. More

PO#17 – Refereeing the 2020 Law Variations

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... More

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