Return to Rugby

As we move to the next stage of the Government lifting lockdown, we feel it is really important to provide a reminder for what our match officials can referee. The updated Return to Community Rugby Roadmap  is available on the England Rugby Coronavirus webpages. The only formats of the game we can currently officiate are, Ready4Rugby, O2 Touch & Tag matches.

We have been contacted by a number of colleagues who have been asked to referee outside of these formats, if you require any advice please do not hesitate to make contact via matchofficials@rfu.com or feel free to call.

The next key dates are;

  • April 26th – Adult & Age Grade Matches, with adapted laws (No scrum or maul)
  • May 17th – Full contact training (Including scrum and maul) is permitted

The information is all located at England Rugby – Coronavirus Resources. As we are permitted to move through the roadmap stages we will ensure updates and resources are shared with you.

Specific match official resources for this stage of the Road Map for sharing with members include:

Match Officials – Match Day Guidance

Match Officials Quick Guide – Ready4Rugby

Ready4Rugby – Game Rules

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