The Regis School to Host 2017 TRU Summit – Sep 8-10

We’re excited to announce that the 2017 TRU Summit will be held at The Regis School in Houston, TX on September 9-10. The Summit, held annually, features an education and entertainment filled weekend with content for all members of the rugby community: coaches, referees, administrators, and players. Along with our unique partnership with Regis we […]

2017 – 2018 USA Rugby Game Management Guidelines

Please review the newly released Game Management Guidelines from USA Rugby for 2017. 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: 2017 – 2018 Game Management Guidelines As there are quite a few new […]

World Rugby Global Law Variations – Effective March 1

The Rugby Committee has approved the use of the following World Rugby Global Law trials for seven a side rugby tournaments played in the USA and leading to a USA National Championship. These trials are to go into effect in the USA as of March 1st, 2017. World Rugby have approved their use in domestic […]

Level 1 Officiating 15s – Jan 8 @ Plano, TX – CANCELLED

Date/Time: Sunday, January 08, 2017 (8:30 AM – 4:00 PM) Organizer: Rugby Texas – SRO Clinic Details Map/Directions Registration Information & Fees Clinic Description Pre-course Registration Requirements.  Students must complete the following World Rugby online modules available at the World Rugby Passport website.  First, register with WR on their Passport website that you will access with the […]

World Rugby announces new measures to limit contact with the head

New law application guideline will codify zero-tolerance to contact with the head Approach informed by largest-ever study identifying most common situations leading to head injuries Players, coaches and match officials urged to be proactive in changing culture Latest step in proactive, evidence-driven approach to injury reduction Head is a no-go area World Rugby has further strengthened its […]

Interactions with TRRA Referees

Based on guidance from World Rugby and USA Rugby, the following information is to be passed to all rugby clubs that utilize the TRRA for referees. –          Match referee is to be contacted by home team no later than Wednesday prior to a Saturday match or 72 hours to any match.  Confirmation of kickoff time […]

Ball Carrier Hurdling Tackler Guideline

We have been asked many times if this is Dangerous Play. This is not specified in Law 10.4, and the question cannot be answered with a simple yes or no because there are so many possible variations on the situation. The short answer is that sometimes it is dangerous and other times it is not, […]