Forms & Notices

Referee Report Forms (password required)

1. Form A – Report of Referee (Ordering Off) Click Here

2. Form B – Report of Assistant Referee (Ordering Off) Click Here 

3. Form C – Report of Referee (Temporary Suspension) Click Here

4. Form D – Report of Assistant Referee (Temporary Suspension)  Click Here

5. Form E – Report of Referee (Matches Called Off) Click Here for PDF Download

6. Referee Abuse Form  Click Here for PDF Download

7. 2016 Serious Injury Report Forms  Click Here for PDF Download


World Rugby introduces new measures to limit contact with the head.

Effective 3 January 2017 World Rugby has introduced new Law Application guidelines relating to contact with the head. This will apply at all levels of the game and is a further commitment to injury prevention. The new measures introduce a zero-tolerance approach to reckless and accidental head contact in our sport.

In a change to Law, World Rugby has redefined illegal (high) tackle categories and increased sanctions to deter high tackles

The new law effectively lowers the acceptable height of the tackle

Law amendments are: 3.6h  ;   4.1j  ; 5.7e  ;  8.1a  ;  9.A.1  ;  19 Definitions

FULL DOWNLOAD -> Click Here – Referee_2017 Law Changes

EXERCISE 1
TACKLE ACTIONS – YOUR DECISION

1 Northampton v Bristol               https://youtu.be/RctcvZSaE1k
2 Leinster v Ulster https://youtu.be/r5hQeoncWGo
3 Leinster v Ulster https://youtu.be/FDsOElrqdso
4 Wasps v Bath Rugby https://youtu.be/0iCez0fiwnQ
5 Scarlets v Ulster https://youtu.be/Zfiq3SMQbOA
6 Scarlets v Ulster https://youtu.be/6p2CpvJw_KM

EXERCISE 1
ORIGINAL DECISION v CORRECT DECISION

Match You Tube link Original Decision Notes
1 Northampton v Bristol https://youtu.be/RctcvZSaE1k PK Correct
2 Leinster v Ulster https://youtu.be/r5hQeoncWGo PK Correct
3 Leinster v Ulster https://youtu.be/FDsOElrqdso PK Correct
4 Wasps v Bath Rugby https://youtu.be/0iCez0fiwnQ PK Correct
5 Scarlets v Ulster https://youtu.be/Zfiq3SMQbOA YC Should be PK
6 Scarlets v Ulster https://youtu.be/6p2CpvJw_KM Penalty try + YC Should be PK

EXERCISE 2
TACKLE ACTIONS – YOUR DECISION

  Match You Tube link Your Decision
1 Ospreys v Connacht https://youtu.be/QBq2IIWJyg8  
2 Northampton v Leinster https://youtu.be/ZDv_ev0B1bI  
4 Cardiff Blues v Newport Gwent Dragons https://youtu.be/JB4x-H721HM  
5 Ospreys v Scarlets https://youtu.be/L6iv6vm15vE  
6 Racing 92 v Castres Olympique https://youtu.be/0DWY7-tmgZk  
7 Newcastle Falcons v Wasps https://youtu.be/jZMrt6h6beU  
8 Newcastle Falcons v Wasps https://youtu.be/nGTuO_ycOhQ  
9 Ospreys v Connacht https://youtu.be/j_dq_0ST-oM  
10 Brive v Lyon Rugby https://youtu.be/JwmDVGbMBrU  

EXERCISE 3
TACKLE ACTIONS – YOUR DECISION

  Match You Tube link Your Decision
1 Harlequins v Timisoara https://youtu.be/vWQFLoOlFNY  
2 Harlequins v Timisoara https://youtu.be/0pRL4d2I2m0  
3 Leinster v Montpeiller https://youtu.be/w9QDBh3BmVo  
4 Scarlets v Cardiff Blues https://youtu.be/aVVDwq4L2x8  
5 Stade Francais v Toulouse https://youtu.be/g5yuiNITof8  
6 Racing 92 v Munster https://youtu.be/Drh2B9FofnQ  
7 Ireland v New Zealand – 19-Nov-2017 https://youtu.be/8Ykt58gOBSQ  

EXERCISE 3
ORIGINAL DECISION v CORRECT DECISION

  Match You Tube link Original Decision Notes
1 Harlequins v Timisoara https://youtu.be/vWQFLoOlFNY RC Correct
2 Harlequins v Timisoara https://youtu.be/0pRL4d2I2m0 RC Correct
3 Leinster v Montpellier https://youtu.be/w9QDBh3BmVo RC Correct
4 Scarlets v Cardiff Blues https://youtu.be/aVVDwq4L2x8 Play on Should be RC
5 Stade Francais v Toulouse https://youtu.be/g5yuiNITof8 PK Should be RC
6 Racing 92 v Munster https://youtu.be/Drh2B9FofnQ PK Should be RC
7 Ireland v New Zealand https://youtu.be/8Ykt58gOBSQ YC Should be RC

Become a Ref

Want to become a referee?
Volunteering for rugby is a fantastic way to contribute to your community!

Refereeing rugby is an opportunity to stay intimately involved in our great game!

You can stay fit and enjoy lots of different rugby experiences. We will kit you out, appoint you and coach you in the sport of rugby refereeing.

BY BECOMING A RUGBY REFEREE YOU CAN:  

• Stay involved in the game
• Stay fit
• Experience new opportunities
• Meet new people
• Give something back to the game you love

WHAT DO YOU NEED TO START REFEREEING:  

• All you need is a love of the game and a pair of boots
• You will be provided equipment from your local provincial union
• You are given specialised training both off and on the field
• A coach is available to monitor your performance and give you advice and support

THINKING ABOUT REFEREEING BUT ARE NOT TO SURE ABOUT IT?

You could try one of the following courses:

Registered Associate Referee
Designed for: Parents and coaches who want to help when no official referee is available

Duration: 2 hours

Location: Phone 0800 733 373

Course Content: Scrum safety, laws of the game, role of the referee, NZR “RugbySmart” injury prevention

Application: You will be able to control “contested” scrums (for games at under 11 grade and higher)

Benefits: Basic referee training, introduction to the laws of the game, covered to referee by the NZR indemnity insurance scheme