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

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

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

New Society Officers and Forum Announcements

The Society is pleased to announce that at the Executive Committee Meeting last Wednesday the following appointments were made:[- Chair of Grading - Fred Eckersley Chair of Training and Development - Andy McMillan We would like to thank Fred and Andy for volunteering for their respective roles and ... More

The Case of the Disappearing Grading List

The case of the disappearing Grading List At the Society meeting on 4thDecember 2018 I undertook to ask the Society Executive to consider arrangements for access to the Grading List.  I had erroneously thought that the Grading List had been removed from the Society website on the basis of satisfying the ... More

One International Ticket For Sale – Members Only

The Society Treasurer has one international ticket for sale - England v France price £82. This is for personal use only and only Society members can apply. Please contact the treasurer if interested. More

RFU Rugby Post and Newsletters – Touchline

For the latest edition of Touchline or previous issues - Click on link https://www.englandrugby.com/news/newslisting/rugbypost-and-touchline-newsletters/ More

FAO: All Match Officials

Dear Match Official, In August 2018 the Rugby Football Referees' Union and England Rugby's Match Official Development Team introduced a nationally standardised approach to supporting the development of match officials, placing the match official(s) at the centre of a two-way high quality feedback process. The Rugby ... More