Category: Refs

RFU Webinars

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

Minor Law Change

World Rugby has announced that, with immediate effect, it will no longer be possible to score a try by grounding the ball against the post protector

Grading List May 2020

Grading Committee met virtually on the 7th May to consider the end of 2019-2020 referee gradings. Thanks to the hard efforts of the small band of MOD’s there was a total of 152 reports to consider including 29 from out of County exchanges

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

Appointments and Who’s the Ref

Members are reminded to Ensure you enter your availability onto Who’s the Ref (WTR) Please accept or decline fixtures ASAP.  Clubs will not be able to see your appointment to confirm until you have accepted the fixture Please remember to fill in the score ASAP after the game has taken place. If the game is […]


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

Referee Society Training meeting

This month as is the norm we are going to be running our usual training session on the 3rd Friday in November (18th) when the theme/subject matter will be the scrum. What will be slightly different is that the content of the module and material we will be presenting has been produced by the RFU. […]

Referee Courses

Coming soon- Referee courses to teach you how to ref a game of rugby union. For more information see here. Course cost £50 and you must be 14 years old or above.

Annual Federation Meeting

Annual Federation Meeting The annual federation meeting was held on Sunday 9th August. Michael Patz gave an excellent presentation regarding the World Rugby Priorities – Law Application Guidelines. After lunch there were more presentations covered interesting and thought provoking topics ‘Support for Match Observers’ Michael Patz. ‘How to get your message across’ Will Halford.  North Federation Squad Co-ordinator. ‘What does a […]