Queensland-based Super Rugby referee Rohan Hoffmann will take on the new role of Match Officials Development Manager - Queensland, in a joint venture between Australian Rugby Union (ARU) and Queensland Rugby.
Amy Perrett has tonight been named Australian Rugby’s Referee of the Year at the John Eales Medal Awards, capping off an incredible year for the 25-year-old Sydneysider.
Two females referees will be breaking new ground this weekend when they officiate Premier and First Grade games in Brisbane and Sydney.
Australian Rugby in partnership with TNT Express has brought together some of the best young referees for an in-depth training session, the TNT Express Junior Referee Development Clinic at the Australian Schoolboy Championships at St Ignatius’ College in Sydney on Thursday.
Round 9 of the Coopers Premiership saw the new South Australian Rugby Union (SARU) initiative, “Club Appointed Referee Round”, in which Clubs appoint Match Officials for the U12 and Fourth Grade fixtures, for Rounds 9, 10 and 16.
Throughout June, a group of IRB referee headed to Australia to officiate in the Wallabies vs France Test series. While here, many took the time to visit local referee associations in Brisbane and Sydney.
In the final phase of the National Rugby Championship Law Variation social campaign, the committee of Ewen McKenzie, Rod Kafer, Bob Dwyer and Wayne Erickson have announced their shortlisted fan suggestions for a public vote.
Over the two weeks of the April school holidays 49 junior referees chose to attend one of three one day ‘referee camps’.
WA Referees were very fortunate to have National Referee Coaches Andrew Cole and Matt Goddard present for a Referee Coach weekend (12-13 April).
Sydney referee Amy Perrett represented Australia in the 2014 Women’s Six Nations Championships, refereeing Scotland v France at Lasswade, Scotland on Sunday 9 of March.
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