In Search of International Rugby Match Officials

Brunei Rugby Football Union (BRFU) is in search of talented rugby match officials that will carry Brunei flag at International Rugby Test Matches. In order to do so, BRFU will be conducting its first iRB Level 1 Match Official Course in Brunei.

The course will be conducted by Mr. Matthew Oakley, from iRB on the 7th September 2012 at Jerudong International School (JIS) from 9 am – 6 pm. 

“Rugby started in Rugby School in England and Rugby is the premier Sport in Premier Schools around the world, we would like to maintain this tradition, and this is why we would like to make JIS The Centre of Rugby Excellence in Brunei” said Dr. Haji Kamaruddin bin Dato’ Paduka Haji Talib, when ask why JIS was chosen as the venue for the Course. “Furthermore, it has all the facilities needed to conduct such course” he added.

Level 1 Match official course is the starting point for one to become an official for Test Matches. To become an official for Test Matches, match official needs to sit for 2 other courses, which is level 2 and 3. Once a match official passes its level 3 course, he will be in demand to officiate International Test Matches around the World.

Bruneian has a chance to officiate International test matches once they reach level 3 because of their command of English Language. To be a Rugby match official, one needs to be fit, hawk eye’s vision, good communication skills and commanding. This course is open for all, however limited there will be limited places available. It is free and lunch and refreshment will be provided.

For those who are interested to attend this course, please contact Ainol Razman Mohd Ghazaly at or call +673 888 6970

BRFU would like to thank Total E&P Borneo B.V and Jerudong International School for their contribution in conducting this course in Brunei.