England U20s kicked off their Six Nations campaign against Scotland. Their new Attack and Backs Coach Rory Teague, who joined from Saracens, was looking forward to the action.
Month: February 2016
At 15, Paul Adderley is one of the Warwickshire Society of Referees’ youngest and most enthusiastic officials, so it was great to see him handed the ‘Newcomer of the Year’ trophy in the annual Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire Sports Awards.
With referees specialising earlier and having shorter playing careers, Tony Spreadbury, the RFU’s Head of Professional Game Match Officials, is intent on building top officials’ understanding of the players’ rationale so that, in turn, players benefit from more consistent officiating and fans from a more seamless game.