January 3, 2018
The latest Rugby Law book see's a reduced complexity approach to make the laws easier to interperut.
October 19, 2017
Big moments in a rugby match, get the right call.
Does this tick most of the boxes for a dangerous tackle? If so, why are we not seeing yellow?
October 17, 2017
A late tackle yes, a careless action yes, but a red card?
September 13, 2017
Tackler: Player(s) who affect the tackle
Tackled: The player with the ball when the tackle takes place
Arrival: Players who are not the tackler, potentially a player contesting for possession
1: THE TACKLER AND 2: ASSIST TACKLER
Ensure that the tackler releases...
September 12, 2017
Saracens hooker is returning from a tackle on the opposite side from where the Bath scrum half is looking to play from.
As he goes to pass, he changes direction which causes the hooker to crouch to avoid being struck with the ball and interfering with play.
The scrum hal...
September 8, 2017
Another informative video on the new laws that are in effect.
August 31, 2017
Some great video presentations here from Bay of Plenty in NZ for those new to refereeing in rugby and wanting to understand more how to referee.
Module 1 The Role of the Referee
Module 2 Fixture Organisation
Module 3 Whistle Signals Verbals
Module 4 Where Do I Stand?
August 30, 2017
The player is held up and there is an 'unsuccessful' end to the maul. Typically this is a turn over to the team not in possession...but not this time.
There is an occasion when the team with the ball retain possession and this is direct from a kick as shown in this vide...
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