Category: General News

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

“DLT” recognised at Twickenham

Society stalwart Dave Thomas – known to many as “DLT” – has been recognised for his outstanding contribution to rugby and more than 50 years involvement in refereeing with a VIP trip to Twickenham. In his heyday, DLT was one of England’s top flight… Continue Reading ““DLT” recognised at Twickenham”

World Rugby Response on Headguards

World Rugby Response to media reports concerning headguards. A World Rugby spokesperson said: “World Rugby and its unions are committed to an evidence-based approach to injury-prevention and while welcoming the study, caution should be exercised when linking the outcomes to a possible reduction in… Continue Reading “World Rugby Response on Headguards”


The first real winter’s day took me on a small trip down the M5 to the world famous Kingsholm Stadium to the home of Gloucester Rugby. This was my first outing in the Premiership Cup comp as 4th. Gloucester have really raised the bar in… Continue Reading “NMSRFR On Tour”


After a few weeks off due to none rugby events this week it’s back with a double-helping of North Mids members. This week saw a trip to South Yorkshire again but this time slightly further along the M18 to Castle Park, the home of… Continue Reading “NMSRFR On Tour”

NMSRFR On The Road

This week saw a trip down the M40 to Reading where an opening Green King IPA Championship game for London Irish at the Madejski Stadium. On arrival you go into the players lounge where you are greeted with trays of sandwiches and a lot of tea… Continue Reading “NMSRFR On The Road”