Referee Reimbursement

MSRRS referees will be reimbursed from the organizing/home club on the day of and before the match.  The following rates are paid to the referee unless other arrangements with the MSRRS have been made.  An electronic invoice will carry a $20 administrative fee. Some events have different arrangements with the referee society and will be communicated before the event.

Fifteens Rugby Referee

  • Center Referee A-side – $120
  • Center Referee B-side – $80
  • Assistant Referee – $40
  • #4 Referee/Stats – $40
  • U19 – $90 $60 (until August 2024)
  • U19 – Assistant Referee – $30 $25 (until August 2024)
  • U19 – #4 Referee/Stats – $40 $25 (until August 2024)

7’s Rugby Referee

  • Center Referee – $40
  • Assistant Referee – $20
  • #4 Referee/Stats- $20

Should a referee need to travel more than 75 miles in one direction for a match, an additional travel reimbursement is required. The additional travel reimbursement is as follows:

  • Over 75 miles in one direction for one or more matches – $30
  • Over 125 miles in one direction for one or more matches – $50
  • Over 200 miles in one direction for one or more matches – $70


Rates are approximately $1.50 a minute for center referees and $.75 for assistant referees, and will be used as a baseline for events or other variations of rugby.
Large events will require a dedicated Head Referee who will be compensated at $120/day.

Depending on the tournament’s needs, each tournament may have different fees to cover travel, lodging, and meals for the referee crew. For each tournament, a head referee will be appointed. He or she will be the contact for the tournament chairman. The head referee’s duties will include handling all match assignments for the tournament, being the contact referee for the tournament chairman, and answering any law questions asked by the tournament chairman.

Yearly Development Fee

Each organization will pay the Society a yearly fee for assigned MSRRS referees.  To continue developing quality match officials, the MSRRS will assign referees only to clubs and SBRO’s that have paid the yearly referee society fee.  Payment may be made via electronic invoice, by mailing a check, or by the PayPal option below.

To pay via check, please make a check payable to “MidSouth Rugby Referee Society” and mail to: Brad Cole c/o MSRRS 2845 Summer Oaks Drive Memphis, TN 38134

Yearly fees are due at the beginning of the fall season. The current fee structure is:
Senior D2 – $450
Senior D3 – $350
College – $250

Thank you for partnering with the MSRRS and helping to offset the costs of developing referees.