Category: Education

Law & Regulation Updates for Season 2019/20

To all RFRU & Referee Society Secretaries Working with the RFRU, we have pulled together a slide deck for the law and regulation changes which will have an impact on match officials and consequently their interaction/discussions with coaches and players at the start of the season. The intention of the slide deck is to support… Read more »

Match Official Development Review & Performance Review Survey Feedback

In August 2018 the Rugby Football Referees’ Union and England Rugby’s Match Official Development Team introduced a nationally standardised approach to supporting the development of match officials, placing the Match Official(s) at the centre of a two-way high-quality feedback process.

Match officials announced for bumper series of women’s test matches

With the road to Women’s Rugby World Cup 2021 well underway for teams and match officials, test series in Fiji, USA, Australia and New Zealand will provide a feast of action for fans between May and August. The action kicks off with the Asia Pacific Women’s Championship between Fiji, Hong Kong and Samoa in Lautoka… Read more »

Half-Game Rule to become regulation

From September 2019, the Half-Game Rule will become regulation. It means that every player in clubs, schools and colleges is guaranteed to get half the available game time.

Level 3 Coaching Award 2019/20

The RFU will be opening the Level 3 course to any coaches who meet the pre-requisites (download form below) and welcome applications from those coaching children, schools and youth, player pathway and adult rugby in both the male and female game.

Training Tips from The Game Changers

To help coaches across the country to create and tailor sessions, some of the RFU’s top Community Rugby Coaches (CRC) have run us through their top training games to show how to engage players.

Eddie Jones – Game Changer Masterclass

If you ever wondered what it must be like to be in the England camp, coached by Eddie, watch this short ‘get your hands up!’ Game Changer video. Inspiring and motivating stuff!