Game Management Guidelines Released for 2015

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 […]

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 […]

2014/2015 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

Please review the newly released Game Management Guidelines from USA Rugby for 2014-2015. 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: USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines 2014-2015 [PDF] Get additional resources at the TRRA Resources […]

Reminder on Scrum Cadence for 7s – NO “YES 9” or TAP

Just a quick reminder as the sevens season has kicked off! For 7s the referee will not use “Yes 9”, Non-verbal tap, thumbs up or any variation. Call CROUCH-BIND-SET. Sevens Referees will make sure that scrums are straight and square before calling “CROUCH”, then call “BIND”. The Referee will then make sure all 4 props […]

TRRA Summer AGM – Aug 2, 2014 (SATURDAY) – Austin, TX

The Texas Rugby Referee Association (TRRA) Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held in Austin, TX on Aug 2, 2014 (SATURDAY). We will have special presentations from USA Rugby Referee  & West Zone Manager Marc Nelson along with our normal AGM topics! What: TRRA Annual AGM (Agenda & Minutes) When: Saturday, Aug 2, 2014 from 9am […]

USA Rugby to participate in IRB Rugby Goggles Trial

USA Rugby announced Thursday, effective immediately, it will be a participating union in the IRB Global Trial Law regarding the use of IRB trial-approved goggles for any players needing corrective lenses or players who have a chronic eye condition reducing his/her vision or who have monocular vision. Under the trial law, if an opposing player […]

‘Brain Bin’ with Temporary Replacement – Clarification from IRB

There seems to be some confusion about the use of a “Brain Bin” and I would like to help clear some of it up. The ‘Brain Bin’ is not endorsed by USA Rugby, and it is not recommended by the IRB for anything but Elite international play. It should not be used except at this […]