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Factors Affecting Performance in Professional Rugby League Referees

Project Member(s): Coutts, A., Duffield, R., Watsford, M.

Funding or Partner Organisation: National Rugby League Limited

Start year: 2014

Summary: The purpose of this project is to characterise the performance and decision-making characteristics of professional rugby league referees. Additionally, this project will develop and validate a tool for quantifying rugby league referees performance and apply this measure to examine the influence of fatigue and specific training interventions on refereeing performance. Ultimately, this project will assist the National Rugby League to better profile, monitor and develop referees performance.

Keywords: performance analysis, decision making, officials, rugby league

FOR Codes: Human Movement and Sports Science, Health not elsewhere classified