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Simplified Law Book

With effect from 1st January, a new simplified Law Book comes into existence. The simplified law book is designed to make the laws easier to understand while not altering the meaning of them or how the game is played. The new law book is more logically laid out, clearer in its explanations and, with various repetitions and contradictions removed, 42 per cent shorter than the 2017 version - but doesn't include the current set of Global Law Variations in operation! THESE STILL APPLY.

Download the new Simplified Law Book

The significant change is the renumbering of foul play law, from 10.4.xx to 9.xx. A cross reference/crib sheet has been provided to show the old/new law references.

Please note that there is a revised Red Card forms THAT MUST BE USED and is available here and on the Discipline Page. When completing the Nature of Offence section, use the LEFT HAND COLUMN to identify the appropriate law in the 2017 Law Book and tick accordingly, noting the new description from the 2018 Law Book.  

For information only - Adult Sanctions Table       Youth Sanctions Table
Young Match Official Development

LSRFUR is working hard to recruit and develop the next generation of Match Officials. In this video, find out how Young Match Officials at one School have developed their on-field skills, and how refereeing has given them broader skills, with which to grow and develop as individuals.

If as an individual, or as a Club or a School you are interested in a Match Official Training Courses, please contact Bob Ockenden.

Further Training videos can be found here.
Jack Lewars - International Referee

Congratulations to our latest International Referee - Jack Lewars! During Easter weekend, Jack travelled to Poland having been appointed to the Rugby Europe Under 18 Championship Final - France v Georgia.

France, the reigning champions, made it to the Final having easily beaten Romania and Spain in the Quarter and Semi Finals, whilst Georgia had equally comfortable wins over The Netherlands and Portugal at the same stages. The Final was a repeat of the 2017 match, however this year Georgia were to be crowned Champions, winning a very close game 8-3.

If you would like to watch a replay of the Final, the whole match can be found here.

Well done Jack - hopefully the first of many such appointments!
National U18 Girls Final - LSRFUR Team of 3

Prior to the Tyrrells Premier 15's Final at Ealing Trailfinders yesterday, an All-London Team of 3 were appointed by the RFU to officiate at the U18 Girls National Cup Final between Newark and Pulborough, with Pulborough winning an excellent game  7-36. Congratulations to (L-R, below) Anna Coppel, Nikki O'Donnell and Hannah Everitt who did a fantastic job and are a great example of female match officials!
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