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

New Documents Added to the Website or Updated this Month

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 May 2019 Annual General Meeting 2018-2019 Appendices Annual General Meeting Season 2018/2019 - Agenda Half Game Rule - Age Grade Rugby Memorandum and Articles of ... More

Rollo Hawkins – Funeral Arrangements

Rollo Hawkins We are very saddened to hear of the death last week of Society referee Rollo Hawkins. Before taking up the whistle Rollo played for Northwich RUFC where he was also Director of Rugby for a time. Funeral is confirmed as 4th June at Great Budworth Church at 12 noon and afterwards at the Rugby Club. A ... More

To All Members of the Society ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING – Agenda and Appendices – SEASON 2018/2019

In accordance with the Society’s Articles of Association (26.2) notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting will be held at Wigan RUFC at 7.15pm on Tuesday 4th June, 2019 AGENDA 1.     To note the attendance and apologies for absence.  2.   ... More

“Pembo” raises over £14k for rugby injury charity

Society referee John Pemberton (“Pembo”) completed his eight-month sponsored running programme for the RFU Injured Players Foundation at this year’s London marathon. In doing so, he ran 2,200 kilometres in total and raised over £14,000 – quite some achievement!. See the RFU page for more information on John's ... More

Match Official Appointments: June / Nations Cup / RWC Warm Ups / TRC

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Half Game Rule – Age grade Rugby

To: RFRU & Referee Society Secretaries I am sure that many of you will be aware of the recent announcement of the Half-Game Rule to become regulation from September 2019. It means that every age-grade player in clubs, schools and colleges is guaranteed to get half the available game time. Details can be found ... More

More from Portugal: Four go refereeing in Lisbon

Attendees: John Pemberton, Mike Ince, Mark Hiney, Chris Astley. Background The Portugal Youth Festival is a rapidly expanding tournament held at the impressive Lisbon University Sports Complex. It caters for four age groups, U13, U15, U17 and U19 with each team playing 3 or 4 shortened games each day. Teams and ... More

The Society is now incorporated

Message from the Society Chairman I was informed last Thursday that the Society is now incorporated as the Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees Society Ltd, Company Number 11952818.  The Society is now a Company Limited by Guarantee. This means that the AGM will be conducted as the first AGM of the ... More

M&DRURS Team at the Cheshire Cup

Manchester and District Rugby Union Referees Society provided the officials for the Senior Cheshire Cup (April 18th ) at Winnington Park RUFC between Chester and Sale FC. Elliott Lewis was the referee aided by John Pemberton (AR1), James Brown (AR2) and Karl Colyer (Fourth Official). Our President Alan Farmer was also ... More