Archive For The “Refereeing” Category

OFFICIATING AT THE SCRUM

By | January 25, 2012

By Kim Lees (IRB Educator) and based on a presentation prepared by the Australian Rugby Union  Elite Referees in 2011.  Under the current Laws and playing techniques, the scrum has become a much harder part of the game to referee.  We constantly hear comments from commentators and the public in relation to the way in […]

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Revisiting our Psyche Around the Breakdown by Matt Referee Education Advisor

By | December 22, 2011

A Challenge for Referees and Coaches Alike – A Personal View.   Having been involved in numerous rugby courses over the years, it has become obvious there is often a certain psyche attached to the way coaches expect breakdowns to play out and for how referees should referee them. My philosophical approach to the game […]

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