Help with online systems for Match Officials


Sideline (referee coach report system)

  • Access Sideline here. You will need a login as either a referee coach (to submit reports) or referee (to use the Game Plan Review 'GPR' process). Obtain that from your association administrator or State Admin. Download a user-guide for referee coaches here. Your user name is your email address.
  • All referees in Australia will be sent a login as of April 2017 so that they can use the new Individual Season Plan (ISP) process. That will also enable you to access coaching reports previously submitted on you.

Referee Appointments System

  • Access the Referee Appointments System Portal here. This allows you to update your unavailability and team links so that you aren't appointed when or where you aren't available.You will need your MyRugby ID and the email address you registered in RugbyLink with. A user guide is available here.
  • Access the RAS here as an administrator. You will need to be created by a State Admin first.

Rugby Learning Centre (RLC)

  • Access the RLC here. Login using your MyRugby ID (preferred) or email address. This will take you through an intermediate step where you can confirm your contact details details before proceeding to the RLC. A comprehensive user-guide is available on the login page, including how to enrol in SmartRugby.
  • You can see a listing of all NSW courses here. Clicking on a course will take you directly to that learning event in the RLC.
  • A guide to checking your accreditation and re-accrediting is available here.

Rugby Link

  • Administrators access Rugby Link here. Online tutorials, guides and help can found here.

Contact the Rugby Link help-desk for basic support with Rugby Link or the RLC, at 02 8005 5600 or

State Admins

  • For country associations (less Illawarra) - Ron Mancell (Country Referee Development Officer)
  • For metro associations (including Illawarra) - Alex Richards (Referee Education Coordinator)