Beep Test for Referees

This is a modified version of the standard 20m beep test adapted for the specific demands of Rugby League referees, incorporating a portion of the test where the participant must backpedal (run backwards). There are other fitness tests specifically for sports referees and umpires. For more information on the beep test and its variations, see the complete guide to the bleep / beep test.

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