Category: General News

Any general news about refereeing, the society’s activities and noteworthy events featuring society members

Important Update Regarding First Aiders

Some of you will know that discussions have been taking place between the Society and North Midlands regarding the provision of First Aid trained personnel at matches. It must be stressed that this is first and foremost the club’s responsibility and any role the… Continue Reading “Important Update Regarding First Aiders”

RFU Guidelines for International Tickets

Members who have not already seen the latest issue of the RFU Touchline online magazine, are encouraged to follow the link below regarding International Ticket Allocations. At least half of Twickenham Stadium’s 82,000 international match tickets are sold within the game, to those involved… Continue Reading “RFU Guidelines for International Tickets”

Base Layers – A Reminder

As the weather gets colder, a reminder about base layers in junior rugby, including every age group from colts downwards. Base Layers Upper body base layers are allowed in both adult and age grade rugby, providing the design and material complies with the criteria set… Continue Reading “Base Layers – A Reminder”

Chris Bath: Up Close with Fiji at the Dubai 7s

As the Dubai 7s gets going in warmer climes, Chris Bath shares with us a story from an experience refereeing a Fijian pre-tournament fixture from 2017. “When the home team landed a couple of heavy hits on the Olympic Champions a small look and… Continue Reading “Chris Bath: Up Close with Fiji at the Dubai 7s”

Chris Bath : Thoughts from the Desert, Part 1

Chris Bath recently joined NMSRFR on returning to the UK after a spell in the Middle East. He has kindly agreed to write a series of articles reflecting on the differences between his prior refereeing experience and the new challenge he faces here in… Continue Reading “Chris Bath : Thoughts from the Desert, Part 1”