Mark Hayward, Author at Ruck

Life behind the whistle: How the game has changed!

UK’s leading referee takes a step back in time to review some of the oldest known…

Karl Dickson – Behind The Whistle: Being the opening ref

Along with our partners at ACME whistles, we caught up with Karl to discuss how it…

Karl Dickson shares what it’s like in the spotlight preparing and reffing a Six Nations game

Karl Dickson will be opening the 2023 Guinness Six nations tournament on the 4th February. Along…

Alex Reid: Bringing professionalism to the fitness of referees  

Along with our partners at ACME Whistles we spoke to the RFU’s Match Officials Strength &…

Karl Dickson: Preparing as a team

Along with our partners at ACME whistles, we caught up with Karl to find about the…

Luke Pearce discusses rugby tackle height, believes changes are important

Along with our partners at ACME whistles, we caught up with Luke to find out his…

LUKE PEARCE – A word from the middle: The challenges of Six Nations and Premiership running simultaneously

Along with our partners at ACME whistles, we caught up with Luke to find out a…

Luke Pearce on referee fitness

Alongside our partners at ACME Whistles, we met up with RFU and World Rugby's Luke Pearce…

Alex Reid: Match official fitness for prehab and rehab  

Along with our partners at ACME Whistles we spoke to the RFU’s Match Official Strength &…

Meet the expert, Alex Reid: From the football premier league to the RFU

Along with our partners at ACME Whistles we spoke to the RFU’s Match Official Strength &…

Is the division between Tier 1 and Tier 2 rugby disappearing?

From behind the whistle, Luke Pearce has a close-up view on the changing landscape of the…

Alex Reid: Starting out developing your match official fitness 

Along with our partners at ACME Whistles we spoke to the RFU’s Match Officials Strength &…

From one refereeing legend to another – parting words from Pearce to Barnsey

Our partners at ACME Whistles were able to catch up with leading RFU referee Luke Pearce…

Reflecting on a time of magic and upsets at the 2023 Rugby World Cup with Luke Pearce

Luke Pearce was one of the world’s leading referees who headed to France to oversee the…

Ben O’Keeffe caught up with the team at ACME Whistles ahead of this weekend’s quarter final

Ben O’Keeffe caught up with the team at ACME Whistles ahead of this weekend’s quarter final