Founded in 1895
Return to Rugby – but not as we know it !
The Rugby Football Union can confirm the Government has approved a return to 15-a-side contact rugby, with some adaptations.
- No scrums or mauls
- Where the game would restart with a scrum, this will be replaced with a free kick
- A minimum of five and a maximum of seven players from each team are required to form a lineout.
Return to play – Society Meeting
In the mean time you may find the information through the links below useful
The Society held a a successful Training Meeting using the zoom platform. The meeting featured Durham Society old boy and Premiership Referee Andrew Jackson being interviewed by the Training and Development manager John Heselwood who asked questions provided by the society members.
Clusters – subject to change
Jim Fox retires from re-appointments role
Jim Fox and Edna! have decided it is time to step down from probably the most demanding role in the society. Jim has been the re-appointments Secretary for over 20 years having previously held the position of Sunday and Midweek Appointments Secretary.
Due to the Corona Virus disruption to the 2020-2021 season it has been agreed by the Board of Directors that the 2019-2020 membership will be extended by 1 year until the 31st August 2021
Another sunny day of Women’s rugby took place on Sunday 18th July at West Hartlepool RFC . Durham County clubs were joined by Northumberland guests, Novocastrians Ladies. All those involved are keen to push the boundaries and take up the challenge of getting women’s rugby well and truly on the map in the North East. […]
updated July 21, 2021
John Pearson was confirmed as an Elected Director of the RFRU at their AGM on Sunday 27th June 2021 John will provide not just a wealth of knowledge and experience but a do it attitude as his recent work in Durham with YMO’s will prove. One could forgive someone of John’s tender years from resting […]
updated June 29, 2021
The RFU league fixtures are available on the RFU North website see 2021-2022 RFU league fixtures
updated June 18, 2021
The RFU have announced changes to the Tackle Law from August 1st 2021 for Age Grade Rugby For season 2021-2022 the tackle height for Age Grade Rugby up to under 18 level will be below the level of the armpit. This Law change is an additional safety measure to help reduce the risk of head […]
updated June 18, 2021
RFU Webinar Programme details
Coaching & Referee Webinar - Tuesday 9th June – 7pm
It's here Scrum Week
Refereeing the Scrum with Wayne Barnes and Matthew Carley
updated June 4, 2020
World Rugby's executive committee will consider recommendations this week that could help significantly reduce the risk of coronavirus in the sport.
updated May 26, 2020
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- Tokyo Olympics: Great Britain's men will face New Zealand in rugby sevens semi-final July 27, 2021
- Kevin Sinfield: Leicester Tigers-bound coach to leave Leeds Rhinos early July 27, 2021
- Tokyo Olympics: Ireland beat Kenya in rugby sevens but are out of the Games July 27, 2021
- British and Irish Lions 2021: Mako Vunipola rejects Rassie Erasmus 'reckless' claim July 26, 2021
The Coronavirus has had a huge impact on all aspects of our lives including rugby
My Name’5 Doddie Foundation
Durham Referees’ Society support a very deserving charity