Welcome back, we hope you all had a happy and healthy Christmas and New Year, and are well-rested, fit (!) and raring to go for the second half of the season!
You’re never too old!
Society Vice-President John Kelly was one of our most active referees in the first half of the season, covering 35 games for the society, just a little bit less than half his age! Click here to read some of his thoughts about current refereeing, which are especially relevant to all new and young referees
World Rugby have clarified a grey area of the ruck law, relating to bound players coming around the side of the ruck and therefore giving them a quicker opportunity to disrupt the ball before it’s played away. Click here to read the clarification
Club Cards (also known as feedback cards)
Only 40 of our active referees submitted feedback cards from the first half of the season. Completing these is extremely worthwhile for a number of reasons, including
Please therefore try and take time to get these cards completed after your matches. Copies of the card can be ordered from firstname.lastname@example.org or downloaded from the website here
Meet the ref
Another of our most senior members, and the ‘disciplinary guru’, Dave Thomas (‘DLT’) shares some rugby memories here
A good news rugby story to end, see below