Category: General

AGM – 2020

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, that meeting will no longer be held, but the AGM will be held using email so that we are ready for next season.

Annual Dinner

Due to the CoVid-19 virus, the Annual Dinner has been postponed to provisionally 4th December at Durham City RFC

All Rugby Activity Suspended

Following government advice today, the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will suspend all rugby activity in England, at both professional and community level, including club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses

County XV vs Lancashire

The Durham County Senior XV will face Lancashire in their Bill Beaumont Senior Men’s County Championship opening fixture at Sunderland RFC on Saturday 4th May, 3pm kick off

State of Mind Meeting

The mental well being of all those involve in the game (and outside) is really important A  State of Mind meeting has been arranged at West Hartlepool RFC on Wednesday 21st March starting at 7pm to inform and promote mental fitness

Nigel Owens explains the tackle law

Referees and Players are struggling to understand the interpretation of the tackle law – This may help clarify some of the issues ¬†–¬†Nigel Owens explains the tackle law

Grading

January grading meeting will be held on Thursday the 5th of January After the meeting the suggested amendments were presented before the Referee Society General Committee on Thursday 12th January for approval. See the January 2018 updated March 2018 Grading List

Law implementation changes from January 3rd 2017

From January 3rd 2017 there is a significant step in the interpretation of the law and the sanctions that are being applied for reckless and dangerous tackles particularly to the head and neck area In a change to law, World Rugby has redefined illegal (high) tackle categories and increased sanctions to deter high tackles via […]

January 2017 Training Meeting

The Society Training meeting will be held on the Friday 20th June 2017 We will be covering the CMOD tackle module in our January meeting at Durham City. Details have been sent regarding booking All referees should really make an effort to ensure they attend CMOD events John Heselwood