RFU Coronavirus (Covid-19) Latest Update 30 June

30 June:  The RFU issued its 29th Coronavirus (Covid-19) update All previous updates can be viewed on the RFU website. More

Maintaining Focus – Latest exercise (No.3) now published

*** Considered responses for " No.2  - The Ball Carrier in a Tackle" and questions for "No.3 - First Arriving Player at a Tackle" are now published. *** The Executive Committee is very keen to ensure that the Society maintains both social and developmental contact with members. In support of this, Andy McMillan has ... More

Podcast: League structures and possible return

The latest podcast from Lancashire Rugby covers league structures and the possible return of rugby. More

2020 AGM Postponed

The Executive Committee has decided to postpone the Society AGM, which was due to be held on 2nd June 2020. An email announcing this was sent to all members on 14th May and a copy of it is reproduced below. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------... More

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

World Rugby issues breakdown law application guideline

World Rugby issued a law application guideline for the breakdown on 2nd April following the Executive Committee's approval of recommendations by the specialist breakdown working group. According to the RFU this came about after considerable lobbying from the RFU (and others) to help enforce existing law and help to reduce ... More

Message from Clive Ennis (President)

The Society President, Clive Ennis, sent the following message to all members by email on 25th March 2020: I’m sure that you, like me, have been inundated with news, views, do’s, don’ts who is closing, who isn’t, who can work etc. Well here is another missive which I hope will be useful. As the summer ... 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

Coronavirus Situation – Chairman’s Message

M&DRURS Ltd  A message from the Chairman  The Society Executive has been monitoring the Government; RFU; and Halbro NOWURIL advice with regard to the Coronavirus situation.  We had already decided to suspend the holding of all Society and Committee meetings and other gatherings but had not communicated that ... More