2016 TRU Summit – LIVE!

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Team Touch Judge Policy Continued for 2016 – 2017 Season

The TRU Board has elected to continue the highly successful TRU Team Touch Judge program that was introduced last year. This program was also included in the refreshed TRU Operating Policies and will soon be included on the Referee Match Report Form for compliance. All teams are required to provide TWO certified Touch Judges for all […]

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 […]