Referee Development Resources


Refereeing in Practice

The ARU has published “Refereeing In Practice” for many years now as a guide to the practicalities of refereeing. Paul Akon’s book “Play the Whistle” served as the basis for the booklet, and it was then re-written in 2002 by David Fryer of ACTRRA.

Since then, the booklet has been regularly updated with some minor changes to reflect current Law and practice, with a major re-write underway during 2016.

The booklet is essential reading for anyone who has attended a Foundation Course with the intent to start refereeing, and would also be valuable for anyone who has attended a Refereeing Kids Rugby course.

You can download a PDF of the booklet here or view the online e-book here.



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