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Within the site are all registered matches, appointments as well as local and national information for Club and Match Officials. Users need a login and password to access the database. If your club already has a login they can add you. All they need is your email address.

This website is the Society’s means of communication so it is vital that the CLUBS and MATCH OFFICIALS keep their details fully up to date.

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ANNOUNCEMENT: STOP PRESS
In a change to law, World Rugby has redefined illegal (high) tackle categories and increased sanctions to deter high tackles via a law application guideline. This will apply at all levels of the game from 3 January 2017 introducing minimum on-field sanctions for reckless and accidental contact with the head, effectively lowering the acceptable height of the tackle.The guideline will be supported with a global education programme.

From the above date, two new categories of dangerous tackles will carry penalty offences to deter and eradicate high tackles:

Reckless tackle
A player is deemed to have made reckless contact during a tackle or attempted tackle or during other phases of the game if in making contact, the player knew or should have known that there was a risk of making contact with the head of an opponent, but did so anyway. This sanction applies even if the tackle starts below the line of the shoulders. This type of contact also applies to grabbing and rolling or twisting around the head/neck area even if the contact starts below the line of the shoulders.

Minimum sanction: Yellow card
Maximum sanction: Red card

Accidental tackle
When making contact with another player during a tackle or attempted tackle or during other phases of the game, if a player makes accidental contact with an opponents head, either directly or where the contact starts below the line of the shoulders, the player may still be sanctioned. This includes situations where the ball-carrier slips into the tackle.

Minimum sanction: Penalty

Refer to http://www.worldrugby.org/news/213339?utm_source=t..coandutm_medium=referral for further information


We have booked a CMOD Understanding the Game module for the monthly meeting on 16th January 2017 at Wellingborough RFC.
You will need to register for the course at least a week before the course date to ensure your attendance is free, otherwise you will be charged.

To book on to the course, please go to www.rfu.com and go to the ‘My Rugby’ drop down menu and select ‘Courses’. Select CMOD Understanding the Game’ and enter your postcode which should bring up the course at Wellingborough RFC.
Please then continue the registration process (if you have not done so before) and book onto the course. You should receive an email receipt once your place is booked.

If you have any queries, please let Nicola know.




NEXT SOCIETY MEETING: Monday, 20th March 2017 (19:30) at Northampton BBOB RFC
NEXT MEETING OF ANOTHER REFEREE SOCIETY : to be advised
NEXT EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEETING: Thursday, 16th March 2017 (19:30) at Northampton Casuals
NEXT GRADING COMMITTEE MEETING: none currently arranged
NEXT REFEREE TRAINING COURSE: None currently arranged. more details >
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NEWS: New Laws 2016
Please use the link for the Law trials and minor law amendments set for 2016
Link and here is a link to the full laws online document.
Laws of the Game Rugby Union 2016 ....   more >>

 

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