November 13, 2018
Hear about Richard Houghton,s progression from a player to a world rugby referee.
August 29, 2017
Temporary replacement period for off-field HIA now fixed at 10 minutes
Players must not return before the full 10 minutes have elapsed
Amendment made with player welfare at heart
Latest data indicates continued success of HIA process at elite level.
Rugby's law book is being shredded by a whopping 50 per cent, as the game gets closer to a much-needed simplification.
In the wake of a British and Irish Lions series against the All Blacks which threw up a number of refereeing controversies, fans can rest assured the w...
Rugby Canada have produced a webinar which can be found here . Please watch this video and learn all new law changes. There is also a helpful review of previous changes.
Demo of Rugby Law Changes
August 25, 2017
"Crazy really isn't it... not a clue and here I'm reffing a WC final when i tried so hard to make a final as a player ... crazy"
Having never made a World Cup Final as a player, Joy Neville never thought she would never be involved in the premier women's tournament agai...
February 9, 2017
Contact with the head: Penalty Kick offence
Example of a player dragging down another player by grabbing around the neck as he move forward.
Contact with the head: Yellow Card offence
An example of a Yellow Card offence as a result of having an arm out-stretched which mak...
An presentation from World Rugby - click here
February 3, 2017
The world's number one referee guides you through the World Rugby diktat on high tackles brought in to protect player welfare from top to bottom of the game
After a number of concussion issues, World Rugby have issued a clampdown by telling referees to be extra vigilant...
January 9, 2017
Accidental tackle, reckless tackle and the recommended sanctions.
December 14, 2016
See the new approach from World Rugby regarding high tackles.
December 13, 2016
Going through games likes these serves as excellent mental "practice" for referees. Most of us are guilty of under-developing mental skills in our referee. Understanding all of the factors in a games context is a skill that must be practiced.
5 Key areas to focus on as a rugby referee.
December 12, 2016
Tackler must move away
December 2, 2016
Blog post just for theRUGBYREF.com by our friend Chris Assmus.
Chris is a World Rugby 15s & 7s referee.
Follow his blogs here on this site or via his twitter account - @CAssmus
womens world cup
world rugby referee
A wealth of information and talking points in our blog section.