Category: Referees

Clare Daniels interviews Ed Morrison: Part 1

Morrison was an international referee for 11 years and became England’s first full-time professional rugby union referee. He took charge of the 1995 World Cup final when South Africa defeated New Zealand after extra time in Johannesburg and remains the only Englishman to have refereed a Rugby World Cup Final.

The KYBO! New Year’s Resolution List 2018

Back to work we go! But don’t be down-hearted… think of all the amazing things you are going to achieve once you accept that magical things happen when you keep your boots on!

Simplified law book launched today

World Rugby’s ‘simplified law book’ launches today with the aim of enhancing accessibility and understanding without altering the laws themselves.

KYBO! in Numbers: Highlights from 2017

As 2018 gets ready to unleash itself, it’s clear that in 2017, KYBO! became the first port of call for anyone looking to get started as a coach or referee.

The Quest for KYBO! User Generated Content

KYBO! is on a quest for User Generated Content, or UGC as everyone likes to call it. These are videos that are filmed by members of the KYBO! community and which we publish for the benefit of all.

Specifically, we are looking for Game Changer and Young Match Official (YMO) UGC.

UCL students living rugby’s values

UCL women’s rugby are a bunch of players who like to live rugby’s values as well as enjoying the game on the pitch.

Fantastic rugby refereeing gap for Nathan

Nathan Howarth, a 19-year-old North Group Referee, recently returned from an amazing gap year trip, having for four months travelled across six different countries on a refereeing tour of North America and the Pacific Islands before starting his degree in Geography at Durham University.

Stephen plays on!

Two miles from the world famous racecourse, at Cheltenham Civil Service RFC, you’ll find
67-year-old rugby player Stephen Yiend – a real workhorse.

Activate – Injury Prevention Exercise Programme Now Live

The Activate injury prevention programme has been developed following research studies. The training and prematch exercise focuses on balance, strength and agility to better prepare players for the physical demands of exercise and aims to mitigate potential injury risks. Activate can be integrated as part of the warm up element of any rugby session before training or matches.

Rugby referee scholars meet university challenge!

At the University of Gloucestershire the multi sport Referee Scholarship Scheme currently has several emerging rugby match officials among their scholars, following on from Christophe Ridley’s success.