Why Referee?

BE IN THE GAME in 2019. Experience the action and excitement of rugby, Referee

  • Join a team

  • Fun, action-packed & exciting

  • Develop life skills: quick thinking, people management, leadership

  • Development pathways to improve

  • Challenge yourself physically and mentally

A life-long love of the game.
Join the team.

Join the team & referee in 2019

  • 1. Join the Team

    Sign up below! Anyone can join and you don’t need to pass a test. You’re good to go straight away.

  • 2. Training

    If it’s your first year you’ll spend time in a team of other new referees learning the tricks of the trade and developing your knowledge. Can’t attend training? That’s fine, you’re free to attend when it suits you.

  • 3. Coaching

    When you become a referee you’ll be assigned a coach who will work with you to develop your game. Choose when to attend the training sessions and feel free to contact your coach whenever you have questions.

  • 4. Refereeing

    Enjoy the flexibility of becoming a ref. You can choose when and how often you’d like to referee. Keen to start out as an Assistant Referee? That’s fine!

Grassroots to high performance. Refereeing gives you the opportunity to be the best you can be.

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Bay of Plenty

Bay of Plenty

Buller RFU



Counties Manukau

East Coast

Horowhenua Kapiti

King Country



Mid Canterbury

North Harbour

North Otago



Poverty Bay

South Canterbury



Thames Valley


Wairarapa Bush


West Coast