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Global Law Trials

Hopefully, you will have seen the new Global Law Trials which take effect in England on 1st August 2017. Here is a summary of a Q&A on this topic which professional referee Matthew Carley conducted on Twitter, shortly after publication, which may be of interest. Further guidance is expected and will be fully in place by the 3rd September Conference, where much discussion will no doubt ensue!

World Rugby Global Law Trials
Matt Carley Twitter Q & A Transcript

Conference Presentations

If you didn't make the Conference at the start of the season, here is a link to the GLT Presentation (including the guidance notes) by Tom Foley/Craig Maxwell-Keys (WARNING - this is 350Mb). Guidance Notes are also available on their own. Additionally Simon Dodd's Big 5 presentation can be downloaded.
Central Meeting - Thursday 23rd November 2017

The November Central Meeting and General Meeting will be held on Thursday 23rd November, starting at 7pm prompt. The venue is a change from previous years' Central Meetings, and will be the University of Westminster (Marylebone Campus), a couple of minutes from Baker St tube station (which is on the Jubilee, Metropolitan, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Bakerloo lines). To be clear, this is where the 2016 (and NOT this year's) pre-season training conference took place. Pre and post meeting drinks at The Globe pub, next to Baker St tube station and about 5 doors down from the meeting venue. Free food will be provided thereafter the meeting. (Map).

Central Training Meeting

The Society is very lucky to have Tom Rees (Wasps and England) speaking about his transition from professional player into the world of refereeing. Tom represented Wasps 63 time and England 15 times before a knee injury cut short a very promising career. Tom is now studying to be a medic at Imperial College, and has recently taken up the whistle, so far taking control of 14 matches. He has some interesting insights and learning from these first steps on the match officiating ladder.

November General Meeting

The meeting will also constitute the Society's November General Meeting, at which the accounts shall be presented.
New Year, New You!

Have you over indulged at Christmas? Are you looking for a kick start into the New Year? Are you looking for motivation to get back on the fitness wagon in 2018?

Well this is what you need - the New Year 6 Week Training Programme which you can download now; it has both indoor and outdoor sessions, with all sessions divided up into categories (green = easy, yellow = medium, and red = hard) and is applicable for all levels of refereeing.

Before starting the above programme, it is imperative that if there are any medical or previous injury issues that you feel could impact or be made worse by a change in your physical activity levels; then you need to get in contact with your doctor or Ross Hanbury.

Don't forget if you want to discuss the above further, or have any other fitness related queries then don't hesitate to ask LSRFUR SnC Coach, Ross Hanbury. Please contact Ross directly -

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.  

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