Positive Rugby Definitions & Refereeing Skills
Definitions of positive actions from Players (and Coaches), along with corresponding Refereeing Skills to facilitate them consistently are available below. Definitions & Skills are displayed for each Key Area of the game.
Breakdown (Tackle & Ruck)
Each Action is Role specific (Tackler, Arriving defender, Arriving support)
Tackler Video Arriving Player Video
Space (Offside - Ruck & General Play)
Each Action is situation & location specific (Inside/Pillar, Midfield/Wide, Timing of d-line, General Play)
Set-Piece (Scrum & Lineout-Maul)
Each Action is Phase specific (Pre-Scrum, Post Ball in, Lineout/Maul, Go-forward)
Foul Play (Dangerous & Unfair Play)
Each action is Situation specific (Dangerous Tackle, Obstruction, under-presure, reckless actions)
Tactical & Technical Videos
Below you can find an array of videos highlighting key areas for tactical and technical development for referees. These videos can also be found in the Playlists on the BC Rugby Education YouTube Channel
There are a number of additional sessions across the year, held throughout the Province, that are aimed at expanding your refereeing knowledge and sharpening skill sets.
So whether you are looking to update yourself on new best practice guidelines, or do some preparation before an upcoming tournament, check out the table below to see what opportunities will be taking place near you.