As many of you will remember referee legend, “Biggsy” Alan Biggs lost his battle with cancer 4 years ago.
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.
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 »
World Rugby has issued a law application guideline and supporting educational materials to assist everyone in the game with the on-field sanction decision-making process for high tackle and shoulder charges.
World Rugby has launched a new ‘Women in Rugby’ brand identity and landmark global campaign ‘Try and Stop Us’ aimed at driving increased participation and engagement among fans, audiences, players and investors in the women’s game.
Congratulations to the following referees & thank you to everyone who has supported their development!
Congratulations to the six RFU match officials who have been appointed by World Rugby to join ‘Team 21’ for the RWC 2019 in Japan. 🌹🏉🥇 🏉🌹
Derek Spence started playing rugby in New Zealand at the age of five. He says that where he grew up children’s rugby was weight graded and “you had to be a certain weight to be allowed to play at all. I remember standing on the scales with stones in my pockets so they would let me play.”
The recent White Rose Day of Rugby, organised by the RFU’s local delivery team, saw events for hundreds of boys and girls across the county.
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.