REFEREEING NEWS

If you want to see young referees, from the age of 14, running rugby matches in first-class fashion, look no further than Northumberland. The Northumberland Referees Society are celebrating a third season of identifying and developing junior referees in a...

We often talk about refereeing as a confidence booster but one grassroots match official says qualifying as a referee a year ago and joining the London Referee Society, has totally transformed her life. Philippa Greenwood was, on turning 40, a divorced, p...

COACHING NEWS

Mark Downs The kitchen table at the Downs’ house sees a lot of rugby action. When Rachel Downs and her friend Eleanor Dainty had to finish playing in the boys team at Under 12 their options were limited. “I told Rachel that if she got a team together ...

England Rugby 24/Sevens

England Rugby announced the 24/Sevens 2017 competition is open for all community clubs and new and existing sevens teams to enter. The exciting community sevens series, launched in 2016, aims to continue to grow sevens rugby and increase participation amo...