7s Rolling Substitutions – New Law Variation

World Rugby is trialing a variation regarding substitutions in sevens. The USA Rugby Committee has approved the use of this Variation in all domestic competitions effective June 18, 2016. The exact wording is copied below, but in essence it allows a player to return to the game after having been substituted off. The team is still restricted to […]

2016 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

Please review the newly released Game Management Guidelines from USA Rugby for 2016. Though the material is developed for referees, it is applicable to all stakeholders of the game including players and coaches. Please download the file and read through the updates: 2016 Game Management Guidelines Also available are the Protective Equipment and Clothing Guidelines: Protective […]

Referee Feedback Form – Updated

Earlier this year we announced an improvement to the Referee Feedback Form, mainly that it was re-located to Who’s the Ref. We’ve determined there are a few issues with that form and so we are rolling back to the form on the TRU site. Please note that the Referee Feedback Form can be found here: http://www.texasrugbyunion.com/referee-corner/coach-evaluation/ (or […]

World Rugby Law Clarifications 2015 – Law 3

The latest Clarification is attached. It addresses yet another iteration of the “what if” involved in front row replacements and is pretty clear. Please distribute to teams, unions, conferences and referees in your area. 150909 CL Law Clarification 6 2015 Front Row replacements [PDF] Feel free to write me with any questions. All the best, […]

World Rugby Law Clarifications 2015 – Laws 15, 16, 22

World Rugby has issued another clarification. This addresses kicking the ball out of the hands of another player. That has always been specifically prohibited when a player is attempting to touch the ball down for a try, but it was not addressed for more general situations. This clarification makes it clear – that action is […]

NEW Referee Feedback Form for Teams

The TRRA has revamped the referee feedback form for teams. We’ve modeled it after the USA Rugby High Performance Form and the Southern California Rugby Referees Society. You’ll note that it’s much shorter with only three questions, a video link and a general comments field. Feedback forms are required for all league matches and need to […]

New TRRA Website!

The Texas Rugby Referee Association is excited to announce that they’ve created their own website! They will be working slowly on moving all of their documentation over to the new site so be patient as we move things around. Law updates and or clarifications will continue to be posted here as those are relevant to […]