World Rugby Law Clarifications 2015 – Law 5

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World Rugby has issued the first clarification of 2015.  It addresses questions of time at the end of a half or a game and is attached.  Please distribute to all: Referees and Referee Organizations in your area GRUs, College Conferences and State Youth Rugby Organizations 150224 CL Law Clarification 1 2015 [PDF] Best Regards, Peter […]

Spring Fitness – TRRA

The spring is here and it’s time for fitness testing again! Fitness standards have been in place for a year now, but please feel free to review. RATO feels that this allows for a more realistic pathway and holds the referee accountable for their development and fitness. As a reference the TRRA Fitness standards were based on […]

Game Management Guidelines Released for 2015

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Please review the newly released Game Management Guidelines from USA Rugby for 2015: 2015 Game Management Guidelines 2015 High School Game Management Guidelines 2015 Sevens Game Management Guidelines The guidelines enable players and referees to have a clearer approach to the game and to be more consistent in Law application throughout the country, while also […]

Scott Green to Officiate Mexico vs Columbia – International Rugby Match

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We are incredibly proud to announce that Scott Green has received his first IRB appointment! He will officiate the Test Match between Mexico and Colombia on Saturday December 13th, in Mexico City, Mexico. The match is part of the start of the 2014 season – 2015 Mexican National Rugby in preparation for their upcoming commitments in the […]

World Rugby Law Clarifications 2014 – 7, 8 and 9

Dear Regional and Local Referee Leaders, Three Clarifications are attached: # 7 addresses a player at the back of a scrum picking up the ball with their feet and “bunny hopping” – ILLEGAL. # 8 addresses a drop out that goes all the way to the opponent’s in-goal area and asks if there are Variations […]