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: (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 […]

2015 TRRA Chairman and Vice Chairman Results

Congratulations to the new TRRA Chairman Butch Neuenschwander and Vice Chairman Scott Green. Butch has been a referee for five years, is a C1 referee, CMO Certified and is working towards becoming a World Rugby Educator. He takes on the role of Chairman as Traci Young has stepped down to focus on other areas. Traci will continue to give […]

Complete the Referee L1 Course & we’ll refund you the cost!

Refereeing is a fun, exciting, non-contact way to be involved with Rugby. There are many reasons to take up officiating, you get to see all the action from the best position on the field, it’s a great way to keep fit, enhance your knowledge of the laws, and meet new and interesting people. The one-day Level 1 […]

Touch Judge / Assistant Referee Certifications [Team Requirement]

For the upcoming 2015-2016 competitive season, all teams will be required to provide TWO certified Touch Judge or Assistant Referees for all home league matches. TRU is offering FREE TJ/AR courses at the TRU Summit in Allen, TX on Aug 29-30, 2015. The TRU Board highly encourages all teams to send representatives to the Summit […]

Referee Courses, L1, L2, CMO, TJ & AR Accepting Registrations | TRU SUMMIT

We’ve opened the referee course registrations for the L1, L2 and Coaching of Match Officials for the Summit coming up on Aug 29-30, 2015. A referee has a unique perspective as they have the best seat in the house for all the action. Become an artist of the game and help the players compete within […]

2015 TRRA Chair and Vice Chair Nominees

The nomination window has closed for TRRA Chairman and Vice Chairman.  The nominations received were: Butch Neuenschwander (Chairman) and Scott Green (Vice Chair).  Each nominee was asked to submit a rugby resume, and personal statement: Butch Neuenschwander Scott Green Additional nominations may be submitted on the day of the AGM, however, they will not be […]