FAO Match Officials with Dual Membership (a role with another Society and/or Association and/or the RFU) on WTR

Please can you help us to help you? When you make yourself available both organizations can see this, but we do not know where you are willing / able to officiate on any particular day. Therefore, when completing your availability, please use the facility to make succinct Notes to guide your appointers ... More

Dave Guerin Appointed RFU Performance Reviewer

Congratulations to David Guerin on his appointment to the National Panel as a Performance Reviewer.  David has served the North Group for a number of years and will assist the RFU in working in the North of England More

Beginning of a New Era for Madrefs.co.uk

The Society’s brand new website is here! This is the beginning of new era for madrefs.co.uk. It potentially opens up many opportunities to offer new online features and services. If you have any ideas for this, or if you find anything that could be improved, please do not hesitate to let us know at madrefs.info@gmai... More

End of an era for madrefs.co.uk

We can now confirm that the new madrefs.co.uk website will go live on 1st June. Our current integrated website and appointments database, which has served us well, will be closed down by its owners at the end of May as they no longer wish to support it. (However, you will not be able to login to the appointments ... More

Deaf Rugby Game Management Guidelines

To see the Deaf Rugby Game Management Guidelines from the USA click on this link. More

Malta Teasers

David Yates reports fit for duty… Kieron and I returned from Malta on Monday relatively unscathed!! We were shown exceptional hospitality by our hosts throughout our stay from the minute we were collected at the airport. On Saturday, before Kierons match, we watched two womens 7s matches. Womens rugby is becoming ... More

The Man in the Middle

Read an article by Richard Thoroughgood - published in this recent Stockport RUFV Touchline Magazine. (Nice one Richard!) More

A Poem For Old Rugby Players

Geoff Smith writes: I came across this wonderful piece of poetry today. Unfortunately I didnt write it although it speaks to me and I sort of wish I had... When the battle scars have faded And the truth becomes a lie And the weekend smell of liniment Could almost make you cry. When the last rucks well behind ... More

Notes for refs going on Exchange…

Please read the notes to be found in the Documents Library here. N.B. Accepting an exchange means you accept the principles and requirements. Chow for now! More

AR Briefings

Andy Taylorson Has update his advice... This is a typical AR Brief that I have offered to L5 referees I have worked with over the last couple of seasons. It is a guide only and yours to refer to and to formulate your own and use as and when its appropriate. Pick a place that is convenient, comfortable, allows eye ... More