RFU Community Game & Covid-19 Update – 19th January

19th January: Latest Community Game Update This week’s headlines include: 1. Lockdown rugby activity 2. Government financial support update The England Rugby website has a dedicated web portal giving access to coronavirus information and updates. All previous updates can be viewed on the RFU website. More

England Rugby Training Courses 2020 / 2021

England Rugby Training Courses 2020 / 2021 details are in the document   More

England Rugby Coaching / Refereeing Award 20/21

Are you thinking about becoming a Referee or just want to find out more about refereeing, then use the link Login  or contact the Society Secretary at madrefsecretary@gmail.com   More

RFU Covid-19 Resources for Match Officials (*** More material added ***)

Further resources have been made available by the RFU: Contact Rugby Law Variations - A two and a half minute video Recording of the England Rugby Community Game Law Variations webinar that was held on 10th December featuring Craig Maxwell-Keys (Professional Referee England Rugby) and Michael Patz (Match Official ... More

Covid-19 Law Variations – Video Clips

Most will now be aware of law variations (LVs) being enacted to allow movement towards full contact rugby.  Andy McMillan has extracted clips from a recording of a recent match to produce a  video (9 minutes) that addresses SOME of the LVs together with an accompanying script. This material is intended as a "taster" to ... More

Return to Rugby – Society’s Interim Position

As Society members will be aware, the RFU has announced that the Government has approved a submission by the RFU to return to 15-a-side contact rugby using an adapted version of the Laws of the game.  Details of the adapted version of the Game are available on the RFU  website.  The approval from the Government applies ... More

Maintaining Focus – All considered responses now available

The "considered responses" for "No.4 - Other Arriving Players at a Tackle" are now published in the usual online format and in a document that can be downloaded. In the online version the questions are listed below the relevant World Rugby video clips; clicking on the questions will reveal the "considered responses". ... 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

Updated December: What’s Happening about DBS for MadRefs Referees and Match Officials

Further to the recent email regarding the society's position on refereeing at present, please note the following on Age Grade Matches Refereeing U18 and DBS We must remind you all that if you are invited to referee any Age Grade game ie U18 you must be DBS checked. Because of the current Covid 19 Situation and ... More

Return To Rugby – The Society’s Position

Manchester & District Rugby Union Referees’ Society Ltd. Founded 1902 www.madrefs.co.uk 1st September 2020   Return to Rugby – The Society’s Position                    Regular readers of the Society website (which, of course, means all of us) will be aware of the RFU Return to ... More