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 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 […]

Further Amended Memorandum re Dangerous Tackles | World Rugby

The World Rugby Judicial Panel Chairman and the World Rugby High Performance Match Officials Manager have issued the attached amended Memorandum to all World Rugby Judicial Personnel and Referees. TO: Referees Citing Commissioners Judicial Officers Non-legal Judicial Committee Members Tim Gresson, World Rugby Judicial Panel Chairman FROM: Joël Jutge, World Rugby High Performance Match Officials […]

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 […]