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
The MRFU Men’s Division III playoffs will be held on April 23rd and 24th at Forest Park. All league matches have been played and the final standings are: #1 St. Louis Royals #2 St. Louis Hornets #3 St. Louis Bombers D3 #4 St. Louis Ramblers The match-ups will be: Apr 23 @ 1:00pm – #1 Royals
Mid-America Rugby Referee Society is now on LinkedIn. To show your association with this group, go to https://www.linkedin.com/company/mid-america-rugby-referee-society.
As a community who loves the game and want it to continue to grow and be successful in the USA, it is our combined responsibility to adhere to the principles and spirit of the game. To protect these principles, we feel it is in the best interest of the game that, moving forward, we employ
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These changes are effective immediately within the Northern Hemisphere. Law 3 – Number of Players 3.5, which addresses the number of players who are capable of playing in the front row, and how their number affects the total number of players a team may use has been re-written for better clarity with no substantive changes.
from Mike Cobb, USA Rugby Referees
The Future of Rugby Refereeing: PART THREE PART THREE – New Laws or Better Application? The great thing about rugby is that it is forever changing. We are always growing, making better decisions and discovering new solutions. This is true for players, coaches, referees and administrators. Everyone. As referees, we are often confronted from all
Referees Under no circumstances are team coaches allowed to approach the referee at half-time. If they do, you ask them to convey all questions through their captain, but you absolutely do not discuss anything with the coach at half-time. If the coach persists the referee will EJECT the coach from the grounds. Zero tolerance approach
Referees After reviewing many matches this week, it is great to see that some referees are steadily improving and stepping up. Refereeing is an ongoing learning process, and here are a few areas that have been identified where we can improve: Rewarding dominance: A legally dominant scrum should be rewarded. This can have a huge