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Pre-season Meetings (August 21) Presentation – Global Law Trials

This is one of the presentations given by Andy McMillan (Chairman, Training & Development) at the pre-season meetings in August 2021. It concerns the Global Law Trials that are to be applied for this season (2021/22). More

Pre-season Meetings (Aug 21) Presentation – PO#21

This is one of the presentations given by Andy McMillan (Chairman, Training & Development) at the pre-season meetings in August 2021. It concerns the Society's Preferred Options paper on "Managing Refereeing Trends at Professional Level with particular reference to the Community Game". More

2021-2022 Society Calendar – Updated 2nd edition

The Society Meeting Calendar for the season 2021-2022 is now available. More

PO#21 Managing Refereeing Trends at Professional Level with Reference to the “Community Game”

This Preferred Options paper address issues of perceived disparity between refereeing at the professional level and the Community Game level. Members are asked to read the "Preface" first,  which describes the rationale and methodology used.  This PO differs from the others in that it is a lengthy read. However, ... More

PO#20 – Booklet format

Version of PO#20 in a format that can be printed out and inserted in a PO booklet. More

PO#20 – Refereeing the Head Contact Process (HCP) in the community game

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 and fair ... More

Disciplinary Secretaries – List

New changes to Regulations ask referees to inform the Constituent Body Age Grade Disciplinary Secretary (CBAGDS) of any red card within 48 hours. This to bring it line with Adult procedures and to make the CBAGDS central to disciplinary procedures. The changes to Regulations which require referees to inform the ... More

World Rugby – Law Application Process: Head Contact Process – March 2021

Re: Law Application Guideline – Head Contact Process The World Rugby Executive Committee, acting in accordance with the World Rugby Bye- Laws, agreed to approve a Law Application Guideline for an expanded Head Contact Process (HCP) to assist the sanctioning process for contact with the head and neck, underscoring ... More

PO#18 – Briefing and On-field Refereeing (Under COVID-19 Law Variations)

This PO paper contains Society advice on intrepreting the RFU document “COVID-19 Law variations 2020/2021 Referee Pre-match Brief”. Members are strongly advised to follow both the RFU document and the Society’s guidance. More

PO#17 – Refereeing the 2020 Law Variations

To facilitate the earliest possible return to rugby as we know it, rugby authorities negotiated certain temporary changes to some laws to reduce the time spent in close face-to-face contact during some phases of the game. This PO paper provides supporting notes from the Society on the RFU “COVID-19 Law Variations 202... More