World Rugby confirms scrum law amendment & Updates to High Tackle Sanction Framework

For immediate release Issued on behalf of World Rugby World Rugby confirms scrum law amendment Reaffirming its commitment to evidence-based injury-reduction in the sport, World Rugby has announced details of a minor amendment to the scrum law, reducing the ‘axial’ or rotational load on front row players on ... More

New Documents Added to the Website or Updated this Month

July 2019  World Rugby confirms scrum law amendment and Updates to High Tackle Sanction Framework A reminder that members should be aware of how the Society collects and uses members data.  This can be found in the M&DRURS Data Privacy Policy June 2019 England Rugby Advanced Match Official Award (PILOT) ... 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

Pre-Season Fitness

"Residing in the south Manchester area and interested in a little light pre-season training. Why not try a bit of touch rugby at Manchester Rugby Football Club, every Wednesday evening 7-8pm (on the lower pitch). Currently it's still a version of walking rugby so nothing too strenuous or demanding but a nice workout to ... More

South Yorkshire Referee Conference.

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Referee, Match Observers and Associate Members Subscriptions are now due.

Referee: £10.00 Referee in full time education/Junior (waived for first year of membership): £5.00 Match Observer: £10.00 Associate: £10.00 Deadline for payment is 31st July 2019. 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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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 alignment between the ... More

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