RFU Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update

31 March: The RFU issued its 3rd Coronavirus (Covid-19) update. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 20 March: In a message today to the rugby union community in England, Bill Sweeney, CEO RFU, announced the end of the 2019/20 season in England. He also explains in ... More

It’s Time For Clubs to Claim Excess Referees’ Travel Expenses

Clubs may claim excess payment:  Clubs may claim back the excess over £30.00 per single match for a referee's expense claim. The following forms should be submitted to Allan Townsend as detailed on Form 2 Clubs Claim Form Excess Travel Form 2 Clubs Claim Form Excess Travel Form 1     More

RFU Match Official Development

  Match Official Development Distribution List: RFRU Secretary Referee Society Secretaries Match Official Development Officers Match Official Panel Development Managers Monday 23rd March 2020 Dear colleagues, We hope that you are all well and we are sure that like many of us you will be monitoring ... More

Coronavirus Situation – Chairman’s Message

M&DRURS Ltd  A message from the Chairman  The Society Executive has been monitoring the Government; RFU; and Halbro NOWURIL advice with regard to the Coronavirus situation.  We had already decided to suspend the holding of all Society and Committee meetings and other gatherings but had not communicated that ... More

DBS Registration Meetings, Community Game Update and Coronavirus

With games already cancelled this weekend due to the conovirus outbreak and to minimise the risk to members, we have decided to postpone the DBS registrations on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th March. We shall rearrange registration before next season. Further to the information included in ... More

Community Game Update March 2020

Pre-send Distribution list: Friday 6 March Council Members, Rugby DevelopmentDistribution list: Thursday 12 March Constituent Bodies Chairmen, Constituent Bodies Honorary Secretaries, Constituent Bodies Treasurers Club Chairmen, Honorary Secretaries, Treasurers ... More

A Player’s Headcase Story

RFU Headcase Page   James Doherty – A HEADCASE encounter My story is one of misplaced pride, stubbornness, fear and thankfully perspective. Having played all my junior rugby at Fleetwood and later at Sedbergh School I enrolled at the University of Leeds and subsequently, Wharfedale RUFC, ... More

Training & Development – Two 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

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. ***  "DBS Checking of Forms" sessions on 17th ... 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