World Rugby Officiating : The home of Rugby officiating on the web : Introduction to Match Officiating (Pre-L1)
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Match officials use their knowledge and skills to observe the game situation in front of them, analyse the players’ actions, and decide if play should continue or be stopped. The model below outlines the refereeing process and shows that the referee has to observe play, analyse what is going on and then decide what action is required.