Fitness Testing 24th April

Fitness testing will take place at Manchester Grammar School April 24th start at 7:00pm. All referees at whatever level are welcome and encouraged to attend. Contacts for the event are Bill Taylor and Fred Eckersley. More

M&DRURS Team at the Cheshire Cup

Manchester and District Rugby Union Referees Society provided the officials for the Senior Cheshire Cup (April 18th ) at Winnington Park RUFC between Chester and Sale FC. Elliott Lewis was the referee aided by John Pemberton (AR1), James Brown (AR2) and Karl Colyer (Fourth Official). Our President Alan Farmer was also ... More

Nominations for Society Officers – closing date 1st May

Nominations for Society Officers' positions, duly proposed and seconded, must be received by the Honorary Secretary by 1st May 2019.  Society members will be aware that we are in the process of incorporation as Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees’ Society Ltd.  It is anticipated that the ... More

Expense claims – submission deadline is Monday 6 May

Members and Officers are asked to submit any outstanding expense claims to the Hon. Treasurer by Monday 6 May at the latest. The Hon. Treasurer reserves the right to delay settlement of late submissions until the start of the new season in September 2019. More

Netherlands Women’s Premier League and M&DRURS.

Andy Irvine refereeing at the Netherlands National Rugby Stadium, Amsterdam. The match was a DeGiro Ereklasse Damen fixture between Amsterdam Athletic Club Ladies (blue and white) and Delft (green). It was the top women's fixture of the day (april 7th . Both teams feature current Netherlands international players. ... More

Are you unsure of local, RFU, league or cup regulations?

The county leagues hand book contains all the necessary info including the following which differs from the RFU leagues. For example:- 1              max squad size = 20 – ie 5 replacements (implies 10 interchanges, as per rfu reg 13 appendix 2 para ... More

Reminder-Age Grade Rugby and Safeguarding

Just a reminder when refereeing Age Grade Rugby (6 to 18 years) RFU Safeguarding Policy  , page 23 – Changing Rooms and Showers Changing Rooms and Showers Adults and children must never use the same changing or wash room facilities at a venue to shower or change at the same time. More

See January Touchdown – My Injured Players Foundation Fundraising

My Injured Players Foundation Fundraising - John Pemberton Hi Everyone.I just thought I would update you on how my fundraising is going.I am now half way through the season and my training for the London Marathon starts in earnest this week. The next four months will be tough but I am looking forward to the ... More

Law update: New Definition of “Hindmost”

Change in definition of "hindmost" to support consistency and also approval of revised TMO protocol More

Match Official Development Update

Please find the briefing report for the RFRU Board meeting held on 17/01/2019, which has been circulated to referee societies. Match Official Development Priorities 2018-19 Click here for document More