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 […]