The 12 teams participating in the 2014 Women's Rugby World Cup, including Ireland, have arrived in France and are all set for kick-off in Paris this Friday.
The offside Laws are designed to create space for the team in possession, and are key to providing positive attacking options. The referee’s role is to preserve this space.
Referees must be fully aware of all the Law relevant to off-side in all the Game areas – ruck, maul, scrum, line-out and in general play.
The current focus for referees is to ensure that: