The Rugby League Founder, Daviod Gallop and most likely the referees. - The Rugby Football League in each registered country has a Representative who sits on the Governing Board. They create the regulations and these once passed are cascaded to teams and Referees. The referee is there to enforce the unbiased regulations.
They are the Assistant Referees
Players = 26 thats 13 on each side, 1 referee and 2 assistant referees
Rugby officials referee the game of Rugby. There is one main referee, and two assistant referees (Touch judges). Some famous referees are Nigel Owens, Wayne Barnes and Alan Lewis
The term respect in football (soccer) was a term generated to cut done on verbal abuse of players and officials. It was noted by the International Football Association that there appeared to be increasing disrespect of match officials which they noted did not occur in rugby. IN Rugby referees are called sir (if male) or Madam (if female). The concept of RESPECT was to bring about change, stop players surrounding the officials and using offensive language.
Rugby is an English sport, developed at Rugby School, also played by the French
In Rugby Union: 30 + 1 referee + 2 assistant referees = 33. In Rugby League 26 + 1 referee + 2 touch judges/linesmans = 29.
One referee, 2 assistant referees and in pro levels there is also a TMO (Television Match Official)
Rugby is an international sport, and with rugby being included into the Olympic games 2016, guess it has become very popular in the world.