Friday bulletin 28 Jan: it’s ‘update-tastic’!

It’s a busy one this week, with lots of official updates from various governing bodies, including some Society updates too. Please read to the end !

Weather and pitch conditions

Winter is still with us for a while, and therefore referees might find it useful to note the updated RFU and Society procedures relating to pitch conditions, which are contained in this useful document (also on our Useful Documents page)

Face to Face at last!

Now that the bulk of restrictions have now been lifted, plans are afoot for a face-to-face meetings in February: watch this space for further news on dates and topics for discussion.


A further useful link to prepare for refereeing sevens can be found in a video on the RFU’s website ‘Whistle Stop’ section, by clicking here,

Global Law Trials

World Rugby have published a clarification relating to the current Global Law Trial involving the Goal Line Dropout regulation. The clarification can be found by clicking here

Updated Ask the Expert section

There have been a number of questions asked on the Facebook page recently, the Expert sums up the responses on our updated Ask The Expert page

Community rugby update

The RFU publishes a regular community rugby update: the latest version of this can be viewed here

Six Nations tickets

The RFU are in the process of downloading the tickets for the England home games; Members who have been allocated tickets should be notified using the contact number they have given, before the end of this month. Any questions should be directed to

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