The Berkshire Society of Rugby Football Union Referees
The purpose of the training section is to help match officials gain a better understanding of the game and the laws and thereby contribute more effectively to an enjoyable experience for all involved in the game, whether it be first XV, fourth XV or a youth side. Two introductory sources of information that are recommended are:
The RFU handout on the 2017 Global law trials can be viewed here
Twitter Q&A with Matthew Carly regarding the 2017/8 Global law trials
- The IRB Officiating web site contains much information pertaining to the game, the laws and the roles of match officials. One segment of that site is Why the whistle was blown (or not). This is part of a wider IRB programme that you may wish to read through.
- The Irish RFU has published a very comprehensive run through of refereeing that is aimed at all levels and can be downloaded from IRFU Referee Manual.
The BSRFUR Grading Capability Matrix explains what is required of out referees at the various levels.
The following documents summarise the information and decisions reached at some of the society training meetings:
Society meeting handouts and presentations:
Talk by Dean Richards