As we sat discussing the matches we had refereed earlier that day over a well earned beer, the same topics came up again.
Discussions on calls during the matches, communications with our ARs and like most players...stash.
We know we're not the only referees that have this pain but after our second cold one we decided we were going to do something about it.
The vision is to have a single place that all rugby referees can call their virtual home. Somewhere that stocks all equipment and kit that you could possibly need, a place where there is a dedicated online forum to ask questions of your piers. A place where referee visiting a new location can find the right contacts or where tournaments can find referees to help fulfill their demand.
We also want to bring to you podcasts focused on the game we love and involving high profile referees and getting their views and experience.
theRUGBYREF.com will also bring to you these blogs as we grow and let you know what we're up to.