Wednesday, 13 November 2019

Tan social run

During the offseason it's easy to slip into bad habits. To avoid this, join your referee teammates on run of the Tan each Thursday evening. All levels welcome as the goal is is to keep moving rather than breaking land speed records - think 'a conversational pace'. And there will always be willing folk to carry on the conversation over a meal or drink afterward. Meet for a 6:30pm start at the pillars near the Swan St bridge.

Friday, 27 September 2019

2019 AGM Notice

Join us at 6:30pm on 16th October at Henry and Fox for the AGM. Attendance is important - a quorum is required. As well as confirming minutes of prior meeting and receive/consider the financial statement for the year, we will also elect: Patron, President, VP Recruitment and Retention, VP Education and Development, VP Coaching and Grading, VP Community, Secretary and 2 Ordinary Committee Members.

Friday, 6 September 2019

2019 Awards Dinner

Join us at 6pm on 5th October at Henry and Fox to celebrate season 2019. $60 for a 3 course dinner payable by direct deposit to the VRRA bank account. 

Sunday, 4 August 2019

July Ed: Refereeing for over 40s and Finals Rugby

So after our double booking in June - we're having another go at refereeing for over 40's as well as getting ready for finals rugby.

For revision, watch this video from Rohan Hoffman, and read this paper from Ron Mancell.

And for finals - take another look at the Vic Rugby Competition Rules (for juniors and seniors) and the Victorian Schools Local Rules.

Sunday, 21 July 2019

Immediate implementation of law changes re scrum and high tackles

Referees will have received an email this week containing a letter from World Rugby pertaining to the immediate implementation of law changes re scrum and high tackles. The important bits are:

1) Law 19.10b changed to read “The front-rows crouch with their heads to the left of their immediate opponents’, so that no player’s head is touching the neck or shoulders of an opponent.”

2) The wording in the High Tackle Sanction Framework amended to remove references to direct or indirect contact and to simplify the questions within the framework.

3) The mandatory mid-range sanction in the Regulation 17 Sanction Table is amended to include both head and/or neck: “Note: Any act of foul play which results in contact with the head and/or neck shall result in at least a mid-range sanction”

Tuesday, 9 July 2019

Off Field Kit

Is chilly on the sideline? Do you feel you are getting lost in the crowd with all that navy blue attire? Get a splash of orange to add to your wardrobe.
From the Kit List pick a tracksuit, tshirt, hoodie, cap or bag and send an order and receipt of payment to John Stitt. All details are on the list.
Also coming soon, full waterproofs for when its real wet :).

Sunday, 23 June 2019

June Ed: Refereeing for over 40s

Our June Ed session is going to be the 26th June, 6:30pm at Henry and The Fox. Although the title may appear to target a very specific audience... there's a pretty high percentage of us that fit the bill. And the session is great for those under 40 too - you get to see what's coming and you can be prepared!

Watch this video from Rohan Hoffman, and read this paper from Ron Mancell on the topic before the night and come prepared to share your experiences.