Pre-Season Meetings

Agendas for 22 August Preston Grasshoppers Meetings and 27 August Meeting at Preston Grasshoppers R.F.C. 22ndAugust 2019 7.00 for 7.30pm  Agenda NB:_ Please arrive at 7pm for kit collection If you haven’t already paid, subscriptions must be paid at the meeting if you wish to receive appointments ... More

Community Game Update

Content:  View the full version online: View Online 1. Rise and shine for Rugby World Cup 2019 2. Mitsubishi volunteer competition 3. New regulation for 17 year olds playing adult rugby union 4. GDPR/The Data Protection Act 2018 5. New high-tackle sanction framework 6. RFU Insurance – prepare for the new ... More

Mike Hamlin selected as one of 8 Judicial Chairs at RWC

Well deserved honour for Mike. Click here to see a web copy of the full email World Rugby has announced the team of citing commissioners and judicial chairs and panel members for Rugby World Cup 2019, which kicks off on 20 September.Reflecting the international federation’s commitment to ... More

Fitness testing at levels 1- 5 “The Bronco test”

This is what is expected from Referees and ARs at the higher levels of the game.   The test being used for the 2019/20 season is the Bronco.  Which is the current test used by World Rugby Referees, and the RFU PGMOT. The test is widely used by Rugby players, and the attached documents explains the test, and ... More

Match Observers’ Training Day 28th September 2019.

The next Assessors/MO training day will be the 28th September at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC. As usual this will be for all levels of MOs, Assessors etc and those referees who are thinking of taking up watching referees. There will be a choice of games on the day at levels 4, 6, 11 and 12. Further details will be ... More

England Rugby Advanced Match Official Award (Pilot) for season 2019/20.

Please find attached details of the England Rugby Advanced Match Official Award (Pilot) for season 2019/20. In addition there is a FAQ note. This is for information only -For the Pilot Scheme it is by invitation only. England Rugby Advanced Match Official Award (PILOT) Memo - 2019.06.21 England Rugby Advanced ... More

Events to Support the Injured Players Foundation

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Manchester Referee Allen Judge awarded Student Referee of the Year 2018 – 2019

England Rugby, Universities, SRFU University Rugby Awards, Student Referee of the Year 2018-2019 The Society President Alan Farmer, the Executive Committee and The Society is delighted to offer congratulations to Allen on getting the Award. The SRFU is the body that works with universities, providing grants, working ... More

To All Members of the Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Agenda and Appendices – SEASON 2018/2019

In accordance with the Society’s Articles of Association (26.2) notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting will be held at Wigan RUFC at 7.15pm on Tuesday 4th June, 2019 AGENDA 1.     To note the attendance and apologies for absence.  2.   ... More

“Pembo” raises over £14k for rugby injury charity

Society referee John Pemberton (“Pembo”) completed his eight-month sponsored running programme for the RFU Injured Players Foundation at this year’s London marathon. In doing so, he ran 2,200 kilometres in total and raised over £14,000 – quite some achievement!. See the RFU page for more information on John's ... More