SEVENS REFEREE DEVELOPMENT
Same Same... but Different
Sevens has only a handful of changes to law compared to XV-side, but the way the game is played looks and feels quite different. It provides players more space on the field to attack, mistakes and turnovers become more costly, and the way a referee keeps the game flowing (or not) can have an impact on the outcome. Fine margins, fast pace, plenty of fun!
Ahead of each Sevens season, BOPRU Referees offers Sevens Referee Development sessions. No prior experience necessary, all welcome and encouraged to attend! These are a great refresher also for those involved in previous years, and are invaluable opportunities for sharing experiences and learning from each other. Check below for any upcoming training dates, and resources/recordings from previous sessions.
Sevens is typically played in single or multi-day tournaments, with most in the October to December window. Check out our Tournaments page for more info on what's coming up locally and further afield, along with details of how to get involved!
Sevens Referee Development Sessions
2022 Session Dates
Sevens Development Resources
2023 Global Law Trials + Law Application Guideline Update
Some of the 2023 GLT and LAG apply to Sevens. These are summarised below, but aren't expected to have a wholesale affect on the Sevens game:
Negative player action
Players on the floor
Water Carriers & Additional Persons (within playing enclosure)
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