Category: I am a Referee

More women and girls take charge

The RFU’s full-time referee Sara Cox was appointed to take charge of France Women v New Zealand Women and as an Assistant Referee in the Rugby World Cup Qualifiers 2019 Hong Kong v Germany and Kenya v Germany. Television Match Official Claire Hodnett is making the call for three internationals: France v New Zealand, Wales… Read more »

Take the challenge, take the whistle

England Rugby has launched a Female Match Official Development Programme and to support this we have produced a video that’s designed to motivate a new generation of female referees. It’s called ‘Be The Best You’.

Staying Ahead of the Camel

Nigel Carrick remembers his lowest moment as an assistant referee, and despite now being into his eighth season in the Aviva Premiership and having officiated in a World Cup semifinal, he still finds the difficult decisions just as hard.

Wayne Barnes Breaks Referee Record

When Wayne Barnes stepped out into the middle for Worcester Warriors against London Irish last month (December) he overtook Chris White as the man who has taken charge of the most Premiership games ever. The 38 year old passed White’s record to reach 191 matches refereed in the English top flight, a record which he has held since 2010.