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 you and your members with your pre-season preparations.

Download Law & Regulation Update for Season 2019-20

We have been supported by World Rugby who provided their presentations. You will note that for the high-tackle decision making framework there are a number of timings on the slides. These relate to the World Rugby video which is the best resource available.

Please share the slide deck with your membership to ensure that, as match officials, we provide consistent messaging to our clubs, players and coaches.

Yours in Ref’ing,

Michael Patz

RFU Match Official Development Manager