Sevens Scrums (New Cadence) Clarification from Patrick McNally

Ladies and Gentlemen, We have received quite a few inquiries lately about how the new scrum calls will affect Seven-a-Side rugby. Sevens scrums are quite a bit different than Fifteens scrums, so it is important that we are all on the same page moving into the fall Collegiate 7s season. Paddy O’Brien was able to [...]

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 [...]