To All Members of the Society
In accordance with the Society’s Articles of Association (26.2) notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom at 7.15pm on Tuesday 13th July, 2021
Papers have been distributed to all members via WTR:
1. To note the attendance and apologies for ...
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RFU Community Game Update - 25th May
Return to Rugby
As a reminder, the Community Game Updates will now be fortnightly unless there are any important Government or Game updates. This edition includes:
1. Return to Rugby – Indian Covid-19 variant - 8 geographic areas
The latest Preferred Options paper (#20) addresses the challenges of refereeing the Head Contact Process (HCP) in the community game.
The HCP is a world-wide requirement in rugby refereeing and must be applied. Society referees are asked to consider the issues and recommendations in the paper to help ensure a consistent ...
Additional Guidance from RFU Match Official Development Manager
To: RFRU & Referee Society Secretaries, Referee Society Training Officers
I hope you are all keeping well.
This is a joint message with David Barnes, RFU Head of Discipline. As we have previously discussed age grade and ...
When a referee whistles a penalty or a free kick, is the ball considered dead, in which case, is a player replacement possible?
Clarification of the designated members of the Rugby Committee
There are two issues which must both happen for the replacement to occur:
The ball is dead
The Referee ...
As Society members will be aware, the RFU released a revised Return to Rugby Roadmap for the community game. It envisages Ready4Rugby matches taking place from 29th March and adult and age grade matches starting from 26th April with adapted laws (no scrums and no mauls).
The RFU has provided numerous resources for clubs ...
Message from Andy McMillan, Chairman of Training & Development
Given the possibility of a return to contact rugby, we need to respond to the implications of the new RFU Return to Rugby Roadmap. We therefore need to have a strategy in place - hence a new Society project with the aim of “‘Restoring Focus”!
The RFU has revised and updated its "Return to Play Stage D" resources. All the necessary information can be obtained from the England Rugby Coronavirus webpages.
Specific match official resources for this stage of the Return to Community Rugby Road Map include:
---> Match Officials - Match Day Guidance
World Rugby Law Application Guideline: Head Contact Process - Effective from 10th March 2021
To help our members return confidently to the field, the RFU have produced a number of short topical video’s supported by Professional Referee colleagues, entitled Connected Match Officials. This is the link for Wayne Barnes ...
15th March: Return to Community Rugby New Roadmap
Please note the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap has been revised to follow steps on the government roadmap. Please therefore disregard previous versions and only share the new ‘green for go’ roadmap. We have removed Stages B and C as they are no longer currently ...