Please find the briefing report for the RFRU Board meeting held on 17/01/2019, which has been circulated to referee societies.
Match Official Development Priorities 2018-19
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Advice from the RFU on filling in Red Card Forms, remember help is always at hand from the Society.
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The case of the disappearing Grading List
At the Society meeting on 4thDecember 2018 I undertook to ask the Society Executive to consider arrangements for access to the Grading List. I had erroneously thought that the Grading List had been removed from the Society website on the basis of satisfying the ...
Dear Match Official,
In August 2018 the Rugby Football Referees' Union and England Rugby's Match Official Development Team introduced a nationally standardised approach to supporting the development of match officials, placing the match official(s) at the centre of a two-way high quality feedback process.
The Rugby ...
1) Payment in cash
There have been instances recently whereby referees have been asked to provide bank details so they can be paid by Bank Transfer.
The Society has stated that payment should be paid in cash and a copy of the letter which has been sent out, primarily to schools and colleges is reproduced ...
The Referee assessment forms and guidance notes have been updated. Please delete the old forms and use the new forms which can be downloaded from the website.
See new documents added this month.
There is also a useful pre-match preperation and briefing document for referees and a aide memoire for advisers.
There has been a number of instances recently where the reports have had to be corrected to clarify the situation.
Rob Sheard is available to advise on the completion of the forms. Should you be in any doubt and need help or advice please contact Rob Sheard at email@example.com
Also please note that if ...
See extract from pages 258 & 259 of Season 2018-2019 RFU Handbook
SIN BIN TIME FOR AGE GRADE RUGBY
Effective from 1 August 2018
RFU REGULATION 15 – AGE GRADE RUGBY (APPENDIX 9)
U15-U18 Variations to the World Rugby Laws of the Game - BOYS ONLY
Players and Match Officials must ensure that the World ...
In open play, any player may lift or support a player from the same team. Players who support or lift a teammate must lower the player to the ground safely as soon as the ball is won by a player of either team.
The existing law 9.19 to 9.25 will be re-numbered as 9.20 to ...
The Appointments Team are now making appointments for the first games of the season; many clubs and referees have already received notification emails from WTR – many more will follow!
Requests to our Club Contacts (called "Club Fixture Secretary" in WTR)
If you have not done so already, please logon to WTR so ...