Your Development and the Preferred Options Papers

Andy McMillan, Chairman of Training & Development, introduced the thinking behind the Society’s “Preferred Options” (PO) papers at the pre-season meetings in August. The idea of the papers is to help referees and assessors work towards taking a more consistent approach and to continually improve the refereeing ... More

Feedback on Society Meetings

Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees’ Society Ltd. Founded 1902 www.madrefs.co.uk President:  Clive Ennis Esq - '  07941 352621      š  cliveennis@yahoo.com Chairman:  Roger Bowden Esq - '  07811 161706      š erogerbowden@gmail.com In response to the recent request for Feedback on Member ... More

RFU Match Official Development

  Match Official Development Distribution List: RFRU Secretary Referee Society Secretaries Match Official Development Officers Match Official Panel Development Managers Monday 23rd March 2020 Dear colleagues, We hope that you are all well and we are sure that like many of us you will be monitoring ... More

Safeguarding and DBS Checks

For the attention of all members who wish to officiate at matches involving players under the age of 18 The RFU have declared, starting next Season (2020/21), that all Match Officials who wish to officiate U18’s matches must be Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checked. ***  "DBS Checking of Forms" sessions on 17th ... More

Update from the RFU: Revised Front Row Logic Tree

Message from Michael Patz, RFU Match Official Development Manager Questions raised recently in the National Leagues and community game, have highlighted widespread confusion over teams being unable to replace a front row player, leading to uncontested scrums. We have therefore revised the front row logic tree to offer ... More

World Rugby Six Nations 2020 – Match Officials Guidelines

The following message was sent on sent on behalf of Alain Roland from World Rugby to the RFRU and RFU Referees' Societies. It contains a link to a useful summary presentation that is worth taking a look at. “As part of our preparations for the upcoming Six Nations all the referees were in camp last week. In summary ... More

Technical Area Protocol

Lancashire Disciplinary have outlined the Technical Area Protocol as below: RFU North have similar instructions. NORTH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS 2019 - 2020 para 12:   Introduction There is a growing trend to ignore the technical area. Clubs and coaches use the excuse “the ... More

Important Notice for Clubs’ Fixture Secretaries

21st December 2019 To All Clubs - memo on WTR To All Fixtures Secretaries As we move through the season and there are changes to fixtures due to cancellations, postponements, rearranged fixtures and competitions, we are finding it increasingly difficult to keep up to date with appointing and reassigning referees... More

Halbro Colts League – Matchday Regulations Update

Lancashire Colts Cup Regulations Update...  Click here to see changes. The Matchday Regulations have been updated: Click here for Colts Latest News and Updates For clarification....... Read More Reg 8. Shortage of Players... The Colts League has adopted the RFU's Game-On principles. The priority is that ... More

Updated with downloadable video clips – Game Values – “Zero Tolerance Approach”

GAME VALUES - ZERO TOLERANCE APPROACH TO PLAYER APPEALING / QUESTIONING DECISIONS / GENERAL BACKCHAT   At Premiership and Championship level, a concerted effort has been made over the last 2 years to enforce Game Values and the Rugby Core Values (Teamwork, Respect, Enjoyment, Discipline and Sportsmanship). Core ... More