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Tackle Height Changes – Courses to help

To support the game with the new Law changes, the RFU will be running a series of Tackle Safe Courses (Tackle Height Clinics) that will support Coaches and Match Officials with practical implementation. These have been planned at clubs throughout the area and you can find all of the Tackle Safe Courses available at ( […]

Important – Head Injury Protocol

All Match Officials should be aware that Head Injury Assessments (HIA) are NOT permitted at the Community Rugby level.  This means all games that Durham Society Referees would be appointed to.  All match officials should ensure that they understand that if a player displays one or more observable signs or symptoms of concussion they should […]

November Training meeting – change of date

Due to the Annual Lumiere Event in Durham City on the 19th November our monthly training meeting has been moved to the 26th (4th Friday of the month).  For further details please see below: Date:  Friday 26th November, 2021 Time:  7.30 pm (1930) Venue:  Durham City RFC, DH1 3JU.  n.b. The New Elvet Bridge is now open […]

Training & Development meeting 17th December 2020

Training and Development Committee are to hold a zoom meeting on Thursday 17th December to discuss the consistent application of the Covid-19 Law Variations by Durham County RFU Referees’ Society. It is important that any member willing to referee at this time is able to attend so that we agree on the interpretation of the […]

RFU Match Day Guidance

The RFU has produced a Covid-19 Match Day Guidance which it is hoped will help referees and players to make the return to rugby process run more smoothly.  Click here to view detail

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

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.

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