2013/2014 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

Please review the below Game Management Guidelines from USA Rugby. They are a compliment to the new scrum cadence from the IRB that will cover all competitions from this point forward. 2013/2014 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

Crouch, Bind, Set Cadence Will Used for All Competitions This Fall

All, This is your reminder that the new cadence of Crouch, Bind, Set will be used for ALL competitions this fall (15s and 7s). Review the new cadence and some pointers from the IRB here. View the IRB Training videos here. Have questions or concerns? Email the TRRA Chairman Jim Wolfinger.

IRB Scrum Trial – Notes for Coaches & Referees

As announced on July 8, The International Rugby Board (IRB) Council has announced the implementation of a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence. Implementation will begin at the start of the next season.All USA competitions commencing from/after August 15th, 2013. Along with the training videos that covers the entire process and possible issues that may [...]

New scrum engagement sequence to be implemented next season (August 15, 2013)

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from USA Rugby: The International Rugby Board Council has announced the implementation of a global trial of the “crouch, bind, set” scrum engagement sequence, which is aimed at enhancing player welfare by reducing impact on engagement by up to 25 per cent in elite competition. Approval of the sequence on player welfare grounds, is coupled [...]

Law Clarification: Maul goes to ground and is not deemed to be collapsed intentionally

There still seems to be some confusing regarding the MAUL. Please share this. Thank you! When a maul goes to ground and is not deemed to be collapsed intentionally: There is no obligation for any players to release the ball or roll away. If the ball is available, play should continue. Availability would constitute that [...]