World Rugby Officiating : The home of Rugby officiating on the web : Match Commissioner Programme
Passport is due to transfer to a new working platform by the 18th of April 2021. As a result, please ensure you complete any partly completed modules prior to then.

Core responsibilities (Part 1)


  • Maintain close contact with tournament staff to maintain knowledge of existing or potential issues, both tournament-wide and specific to teams or venues. Manage such issues to reduce and eliminate risk and impact.
  • Build and maintain close relations with the venue staff, in particular match management staff.

Pre-match day

Match management

  • Meet with match management staff to review match-specific planning (run sheet, venue layout, security, medical, broadcasting and media).

Captains’ Runs

  • Attend Captains’ Runs and review match day operations with the Team Manager of each team.