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      • Newson enjoying refereeing challenges
        • 9 May 2018
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • After hanging up his boots for Hutt Old Boys Marist Steve Newson decided to pick up refereeing in 2011 in order to stay in the game. Steve first became involved in rugby when he was 18, playing for HOBM’s Under 21 side (nowadays referred to as the colts). Continue reading

      • Jubilee Cup Fitness Test 2018
        • 7 May 2018
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • When:   Sunday 27 May at 9:30 for 10.00am start Where:  ASB Indoor Sports Stadium, Kilbirnie Who:      The test is open to all WRRA members who are keen to participate and benchmark their fitness levels against their peers. All level 1 and 2 referees are required to attend with… Continue reading

      • Gordo cracks 100
        • 12 Apr 2018
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • This weekend will see Richard Gordon bring up a century of Premier matches in the province with the McBain Shield encounter between Petone and Hutt Old Boys Marist, joining a small number to reach the number. Scott MacLean got his thoughts over his 99 matches so far, and his milestone one this weekend. Continue reading

      • Dubai Interchange 2017
        • 30 Jan 2018
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • On the 25th and 26th November respectively, Vincent Ringrose and Jordan Graham flew over to the United Arab Emirates to take part in the Dubai 7s 2017. Continue reading

      • WRRA pre-season fitness test
        • 16 Jan 2018
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • When:   Sunday 11 March at 9:30 for 10.00am start Where:  Wellington Cricket Association indoor facility at Westpac Stadium Who:      The test is open to all WRRA members who are keen to participate and benchmark their fitness levels against their peers. All level 1 and 2 referees are required… Continue reading

      • Pre-season fitness training
        • 16 Jan 2018
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • Commences on Sunday 28 January at 5PM at Petone Rec. Continue reading

      • Nick Hogan re-selected for the National Squad
        • 13 Jan 2018
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • The WRRA would like to congratulate Nick Hogan on his selection in the NZ Rugby High Performance Referees Squad. Nick has been a member of the national panel for the last 2 years with his past season spent refereeing heartland rugby. We look forward to Nicks development within that squad this year.  Continue reading

      • Gavin Wilson in France but refereeing in Switzerland
        • 7 Nov 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • WRRA member Gavin Wilson is currently based in France close to the Swizterland border and so referees in Switzerland which he finds easier. He sent through this little insight into refereeing there. Continue reading

      • WRRA Dubai 7s referee representatives.
        • 24 Oct 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • The Wellington Rugby Referees Executive would like to announce that Vincent Ringrose and Jordan Price will be going to the Dubai 7s as our representatives. Continue reading

      • WRRA Awards Congratulations
        • 7 Oct 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • Last weekend, the Wellington Rugby Referees annual awards dinner was held at the Petone Rugby Football Club. A great cross section of members attended in what was a fantastic night. Social Convenor Steve Newson put together a good program which was driven along by MC for the night Gordon Noble-Campbell.… Continue reading

      • Jubilee Cup fitness test 2017
        • 23 May 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • When:   Sunday 4 June at 9:30 for 10.00am start Where:  St. Pats Silverstream gymnasium Who:      The test is open to all WRRA members who are keen to participate and benchmark their fitness levels against their peers. All level 1 and 2 referees are required to attend with level 1… Continue reading

      • Passing of C.J. (Jack) Cursons
        • 22 Apr 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • It is with sadness the WRRA advise the passing of Life Member Jack Cursons on Wednesday 19 April 2017 at Wellington Hospital. Jack was President of the Wellington Rugby Referees Association for the period 1961-1962 and became a Life Member in 1965. Jack recently attended the Life Member and Coaches… Continue reading

      • Nominations for HYRC referee squad
        • 17 Apr 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • Congratulations to the following referees that has been nominated by Standards and Promotions for selection to the Hurricanes Youth Rugby Council referee squad for 2017: Jamie Fairmaid Daniel Mangin Jordan Price Colin Te Pohe The nominees will be sighted on games in the near future by the HYRC selectors before… Continue reading

      • Donations to the WRRA
        • 26 Mar 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • Donations to the Wellington Rugby Referees Association The WRRA is now listed as an approved Donee organisation on the appropriate IRD website.  Donee status means that: INDIVIDUALS can claim a tax credit/rebate for any donations that they make to the WRRA (generally using a form IR526). We will issue valid… Continue reading

      • ‘Blue card’ to tackle rugby’s concussion problem
        • 12 Mar 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • New Zealand Rugby has launched a new initiative to stop players from returning to the game after suffering concussion. It’s called the blue card, and is set to be rolled out to 14 provincial unions. The blue card can be issued … Continue reading

      • World Rugby directives relating to Foul Play – specifically contact with the head
        • 7 Mar 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • CURRENT LAW: Law 10 Foul Play  (e) Dangerous tackling. A player must not tackle an opponent early, late or dangerously. Sanction: Penalty kick A player must not tackle (or try to tackle) an opponent above the line of the shoulders even if the tackle starts below the line of the… Continue reading

      • My week in the sandpit
        • 2 Jan 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • Colin Te Pohe, Warren Quennell and Richard Gordon attended the Dubai 7s at the start of December. Here is Col's diary on the tournament and what his experience was as a first timer. Continue reading

      • My week in the sandpit
        • 2 Jan 2017
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • Colin Te Pohe, Warren Quennell and Richard Gordon attended the Dubai 7s at the start of December. Here is Col's diary on the tournament and what his experience was as a first timer. Continue reading

      • Reckless and accidental tackles
        • 15 Dec 2016
        • Wellington Rugby Referees Association
        • Law application guidelines: Reckless and accidental tackles November 2016 Reckless Tackle A player is deemed to have made reckless contact during a tackle or attempted tackle or during other phases of the game if in making contact, the player knew or should have known that there was a risk of… Continue reading



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