World Rugby has set out its 2019 plan to further mitigate the risk of injury in the sport, beginning with a dedicated laws forum in March.
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.
John Pemberton is running the London Marathon for RFU Injured Players Foundation because he wants to help players who’ve been less fortunate.
England Rugby has launched the next wave of the Inner Warrior campaign aimed at introducing new women to contact rugby that have never had the chance to play before.
World Rugby has announced the match official appointments for the Women’s Six Nations Championship 2019 and the Americas Rugby Championship 2019, which both take place in February and March.
This season Nottingham Rugby have given young match officials in the area support from qualified officials and a fifth official at initial games, so that they can gain confidence while experiencing what match officiating at this level requires.
Fiona and Alastair Brunt grew up watching their dad Peter refereeing rugby and listening to his words of wisdom. And the Gloucester and District Referee Society reaped the rewards.
Rugby union is a sport that embraces everyone and its values bring benefits for life. Visit any grassroots club any weekend of the season and you’ll see children and young people enjoying training and playing the game together.
The following referees have been promoted to the national panel of match officials: