Category: Education

Like Pearce, Rugby Union Referee

We spoke to Luke Pearce a week before he flew to Japan, when he shared some of his refereeing insights.

Revised RFU Discipline Reports

For season 2019-20 the revised forms were reviewed and refined to create three report forms:

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.

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.