Match Official Development
Referee Society Secretaries
Match Official Development Officers
Match Official Panel Development Managers
Monday 23rd March 2020
We hope that you are all well and we are sure that like many of us you will be monitoring ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
Lancashire Disciplinary have outlined the Technical Area Protocol as below:
RFU North have similar instructions.
NORTH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS 2019 - 2020 para 12:
There is a growing trend to ignore the technical area. Clubs and coaches use the excuse “the ...
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...
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 ...
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 ...
The Fitness Test events as listed in the handbook have all been cancelled.
The next tests will take place at 6pm on Tuesday 1st October (at Sedgley Park) and on Tuesday 8th October (at Preston Grasshoppers). Further dates will be announced in due course.
As previously advised, fitness levels will be assessed by means ...