The Rugby Football Union match official pages are designed to provide relevant information for all types of rugby official, from the battle-hardened ref to those considering picking up the whistle for the first time, and those who support them in those roles.
This section provides e-learning and links to useful websites, articles, documents and forms designed to assist you in carrying out your role as a match official effectively.
These pages will be updated on a timely basis to act as a point of reference for all match officials.
- IRB Passport – provides access to Rugby Ready and Laws of The Game: www.irbpassport.com
- RFU Online Coaching Academy
- Form to Host Incoming Referee (PDF 21kB)
- Form to Host Incoming Referee (MS Word 26kB)
- Schools and Youth Disciplinary Form (MS Word 34kB)
- Permission to Referee Overseas (PDF 17kB)
- Referee Restraint Report Form (MS Word 106kB)
- Guidance Note/Protocol for Referees in the Event of a Serious Injury (MS Word 48kB)
Referee advice documents:
- Injury prevention (PDF 33kB)
- Recovery and Return to Refereeing After Injury (MS Word 225kB)
- Refereeing Abroad – Travel Advice (PDF 104kB)
- Refereeing Abroad – Acclimatisation (PDF 88kB)
- Refereeing Abroad – Calf injuries (PDF 34kB)
- Guidance on Intervention in Youth Rugby (MS Word 98kB)
- Insurance advice
- Rolling Substitutions - FAQs (PDF 85kB)