Safeguarding and DBS Checks

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. The Society is organising this service ... More

RFU Community Game Update – February 2020

The latest edition of the Community Game Update (February 2020) is now available from the RFU.  The following topics are covered in the February edition: Adult Male Future Competitions - Survey What’s your World Cup story? Encourage your members and the local community to watch Guinness Six Nations ... More

Update from the RFU: Revised Front Row Logic Tree

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 ... More

Important: New Red Card and Match Official Abuse Forms

The Red Card and Match Official Abuse forms have recently been updated. Please use only these versions and destroy blank previous versions. You can get help in filling in the forms from the Society Red Card Report Co-ordinator or the Society Hon Secretary; their contact details are in the Handbook and on WTR. You may ... More

World Rugby Six Nations 2020 – Match Officials Guidelines

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 ... More

Referees & Assessors: RFU requests your opinions

Message from Michael Patz, RFU Match Official Development Manager As we value your involvement in the adult male game, we'd like to invite you to take part in our Adult Male Future Competitions Structure Survey. We would appreciate knowing your opinion on how we could enhance competition structures within the game. ... More

Technical Area Protocol

Lancashire Disciplinary have outlined the Technical Area Protocol as below: RFU North have similar instructions. NORTH DIVISION ADMINISTRATIVE INSTRUCTIONS 2019 - 2020 para 12:   Introduction There is a growing trend to ignore the technical area. Clubs and coaches use the excuse “the ... More

Important Notice for Clubs’ Fixture Secretaries

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... More

Training & Development – More Preferred Options Papers available for download

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

Halbro Colts League – Matchday Regulations Update

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 ... More