Category: Referees

Codes of Practice – Are You In?

The RFU is delighted that there are now 2,000 coaches and teachers who have downloaded and committed to following the Age Grade Codes of Practice.

Officials for June Tests

World Rugby announced the match official appointments for the 2018 June internationals’ 28 matches, including England’s threegame tour of South Africa. A team of 29 referees and assistant referees, as well as 10 Television Match Officials, have been selected on merit with Ben O’Keeffe, Rom ain Poite and Glen Jackson taking charge of England’s three… Read more »

Professional game action plan seeks to mitigate risk

The Rugby Football Union (RFU), Premiership Rugby (PRL) and the Rugby Players’ Association (RPA) have developed a new action plan to mitigate injury risk in the English professional game, following a study of the data in the 2016/17 Professional Rugby Injury Surveillance Project (PRISP) report.

Referee Radio Interview: Clare Daniels

Listen to this informative interview with Clare Daniels about her work to find, evolve and develop rugby referees.

Young Officials Take Charge of Close Encounter

The recent Dorset v Wilts Under 18 Cup Final, hosted by Blandford RFC was closely contested with Wimborne RFC defending their line to emerge as 16-12 winners over Trowbridge.

Global Law Trials – Tell us what you think

A number of Global Law Trials have been introduced by World Rugby since the beginning of the season and applied to all games at all levels in England since1 August 2017.

Staying Ahead of the Camel

Nigel Carrick remembers his lowest moment as an assistant referee, and despite now being into his eighth season in the Aviva Premiership and having officiated in a World Cup semifinal, he still finds the difficult decisions just as hard.

The Journey to Become a Young Match Official

In 2017, we produced a series of videos about the journey that Adam Cook and William Robertshaw decided to make to become Young Match Officials (YMOs). 

Respect for Referees

At the heart of the game’s core values upholding rugby’s values is everyone’s responsibility.