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Selection to the RFU National Panel of Referees

Untitled1The Army Rugby Union and the Army Rugby Union Referees Society wish to congratulate Capt Max Marsden on his selection to the RFU National Panel of Referees.

In the current climate of military operations and commitments, it is an exceptional achievement to be recognised for his talents as one of the games leading referees for the future. We wish him all the very best.


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Information for Referees

IRB Law Clarification – Laws 15.5 (Tackled player shifting body position before release) and 16.3 (Ruck clear outs using “head rolls” or “body rolls”) Updated 10 Nov 2014 (PDF 106kb)

IRB Law Clarification – Law 6 (HIA Protocol) Updated 10 Nov 2014 (PDF 115kb)

IRB Law Clarification – Law 13 (Kick Off and Restarts) Updated 10 Oct 2014 (PDF 123kb)

Affiliated Units 2014-2015 Updated 20 Nov 14 (XLS)

IRB Lineout Clarification Posted 6 Sep 14 (PDF)

Update on Referee studies and reviews Posted 5 Sep 14 (PDF)

Scrum Engagement – Players, Coaches and Referee Update August 2013 Posted 14 Aug 2013 (PDF)

Provisional Suspension – Letter to Referees August 2013

Scrum Engagement Global Try – Update Posted 29 May 2013

IRB Laws 2013 Posted 7 Feb 2013

ARU Concussion Policy(pdf 131k) – Posted 13 Feb 2013

Discipline Memo to Referees – Posted 19 Apr 13

Substance Misuse

Use of Supplements. Energy requirements depend on an individual’s level of physical activity and will vary from day to day, and task to task. A diet that provides adequate energy from a wide range of foods can meet the carbohydrate, protein, fat and micronutrient requirements of physical training and operations. Food provided by the Ministry of Defence is scientifically researched and designed to provide the daily dietary intake required to sustain service personnel in all military environments. Dietary supplements should not be used to compensate for poor food choices and an inadequate diet where a choice exists, but dietary supplements that provide additional energy and/or essential nutrients may be useful when food intake or food choices are restricted for reasons including operational constraints, travel and periods when preparation and/or consumption of adequate meals is not possible or desirable. The use of dietary supplements in such instances would reduce the risk of developing nutrient deficiencies that could impair both health and performance. Service personnel contemplating the use of dietary supplements should consider their efficacy, their cost, the risk to health and performance, and the potential for a positive Compulsory Drug Test result. Full information is available at the following three links:

a. Use of Supplements by Members of the Armed Forces (PDF)

b. Army Policy on the use of Supplements by Soldiers (PDF).

c. www..Informed-Sport.Com

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