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.




Saturday, 15 June 2019

May Ed: Refereeing Conflict in U19 Rugby

The May Ed session was held in the Cricket Victoria Boardroom at Junction Oval. This was a national education session, lead by our own Shane Barr. You can catch up by watching the video recording

Friday, 3 May 2019

Documents handy to have on the sideline

We don't expect you to be reading these documents every game day, but they may come in handy when you are up to your third appointment of the day, each of different grades, or are calmly discussing aspects of the match with coaches, managers or other referees.

These documents (and many others) are all listed on the library page of this website, but consider this shortlist to either print out or have downloaded on your phone for quick reference:

1) Game Management Guidelines
2) Competition Rules
3) School Competition Rules
4) Grade Law Variations



Wednesday, 17 April 2019

April/May Ed: Contextual Refereeing

The April Ed session is going to be the 1st May in order to avoid the public holiday excuses. Please watch this video from Angus Gardner before hand.

Addendum: Slides from this session are now available