Does it have any material effect? – Matt Groves – #159

My guest this week is Leicestershire Society referee, Matt Groves.

We talked about Matt’s journey to becoming a rugby referee, the opportunities and challenges it provides, and some common myths and misconceptions about volunteer referees in the community game.

There are plenty of tips for aspiring referees and useful information for players and coaches too.

I’m hugely passionate about supporting referees, building a greater understanding of rugby law throughout the game and enjoying the nuances of the rugby law book – I hope you enjoy.


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