March Update

World Rugby Law Clarification – Hurdling a Tackle and Sevens

World Rugby have issued a law clarification around dangerous play and hurdling a tackle.

Please familiarise yourself with the clarification and pay particular note to the final paragraph: “In principle, in a try scoring situation, if the action is deemed to be a dive forward for a try, then it should be permitted. If a player is deemed to have left the ground to avoid a tackle; or to jump, or hurdle a potential tackler, then this is dangerous play and should be sanctioned accordingly.”

In addition, the RFU have confirmed that the 50:22 and Goal Line Drop-Out are not to be enforced in Sevens rugby.

April/May Availability

We appreciate this season has been tricky, so thank you for all your support.

Please add your availability for April and May to WtR. There will be 8 Cuppers semi-finals on 30th April with finals the following weekend, so a busy end to the season, culminating with the Shelford 7s on Saturday 21st May. Please contact Charles directly on for the Shelford 7s (also indicating which times you can attend) as well as making yourself available on WtR.

No April Meeting

In keeping with practices in recent years there is no April meeting. We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the dinner and then will hold our AGM in May. Details will be shared nearer in due course. We will also try to organise an online get together in early May for any referees who are refereeing at the Shelford 7s.