The 2017 Game Management Guidelines are now available from USA Rugby. To download a copy, click on the image below.
A preliminary list of rugby referee societies around the US has been compiled. This will be an ongoing effort. If your rugby referee society is not listed here, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org://www.marrs.org/resources/rugby-referee-societies/
Clarification of Non-Engagement by Defense at Lineout There has recently been a tactic employed specifically at lineouts where the defense will not engage in the maul. The following recap by Richard Every highlights how this situation should be managed. See attached video. The following is how to referee it: DEFENSE NOT FORMING A MAUL AT
A Level 1 Officiating 15’s course will be held on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Liberty North High School in Liberty, Missouri. All aspiring rugby referees are encouraged to register and attend. There are a few prerequisites that need to be completed prior to attending. More information may be found on the registration page.
In an effort to streamline the process of scheduling matches and assigning referees, the Mid-America Rugby Referee Society will begin using WhosTheRef.com. This is a powerful application that will handle all functions of scheduling, assigning, and tracking. If you are a scheduler, referee, evaluator, referee coach, or club contact, you will need to go to
For immediate release: Wednesday 14 December 2016 Issued on behalf of World Rugby World Rugby announces new measures to limit contact with the head New law application guideline will codify zero-tolerance to contact with the head Approach informed by largest-ever study identifying most common situations leading to head injuries Players, coaches and match officials urged to be
KICKING THE BALL IN A RUCK: If a player is part of the ruck he may attempt to kick the ball: If he makes contact with a player on the ground which results in foul play, the sanction is a PK and possibly suspension/red card. If he kicks the ball out of the scrumhalf’s hands
Some of you will have known Mike Cobb, whether through his referee evaluations, education at the USA ‘Camps with Promise’ programs and as the USA Technical Director for Match Officials or maybe in his capacity as the USA Rugby Referee Eastern Zone Manager. It is with great sadness that I must announce that Mike was