Category: Referees

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 »

World Rugby launch women’s campaign

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.

Rugby World Cup 2019 Referees Announcement

Congratulations to the six RFU match officials who have been appointed by World Rugby to join ‘Team 21’ for the RWC 2019 in Japan. 🌹🏉🥇 🏉🌹

Rugby Playing Ref to Row Atlantic

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.”

White Rose Rugby Blooming

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.

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.