When a player decides to keep his boots on an become a referee it can be a challenge to lose the player mentality and embrace the referee one. Richard Haughton, a former player turned referee, talks about this in a very open and honest way.
This video, Laws, focuses on how changes to rugby laws have affected the game of rugby, the reasoning behind those changes and which have had the greatest impact; forcing teams to re-think and adapt their game strategies.
England Rugby recently launched a Young Match Official Programme to encourage more young people aged 14-24 to get into rugby officiating. The programme’s 2016-17 year ambition is to attract, train and retain 400 new young referees for the future.
The RFU’s professional match officials were hard at work throughout November, with 24 referee or assistant referee Test match appointments, a couple of Maori All Blacks matches to officiate, and fourth and fifth official commitments. Add to this eight TMO appointments...