iRB Position on Concussion and Player Welfare

Martin Raftery, the International Rugby Board’s Chief Medical Officer, has underlined the governing body’s ongoing commitment to promoting the best possible player welfare standards through strong concussion prevention, education, management and research programmes. Concussion in sport has been a hot topic … (click the link below to read the entire article). http://irbworldrugbyconferenceandexhibition.com/we-have-a-very-clear-message-to-the-rugby-family-if-in-doubt-sit-it-out/ “We have a […]

USA Rugby Concussion Management Policy

Click here for the new revised USA Rugby Concussion Management Policy ###

West Sevens 2013 Competition Rules and Regulations

Please click the link below for the West Sevens 2013 Competition Rules and Regulations.  Clubs are expected to understand and adhere to these requirements.  If you have any questions, contact Gregg Jarvis, the West Sevens Program Director at West7director@aol.com or 817-690-1791. West Sevens 2013 Competition Rules and Regulations

USA Rugby to Offer Online Touch Judge & AR Courses

Boulder, CO – The USA Rugby Referee Department is excited to announce the advent of online Touch Judge & Assistant Referee courses!  These courses will allow participants from all over the country to create a collaborative learning environment and become USA Rugby certified.  Click link below to see more … http://usarugby.org/news/coverage/usarugby/item/usa-rugby-now-offering-online-touch-judge-and-assistant-referee-courses

iRB Announces New Scrum Engagement Process

New scrum process … 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.  Click the link to story below. http://usarugby.org/news/coverage/usarugby/item/new-scrum-process-approved-for-global-trial

IMPORTANT – USA Rugby Registration and Transfer Deadline Info

Dear USA Rugby Member, It’s that time of year again! We wanted to remind you about an important transfer and registration deadline, Friday March 15, 2013 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time. To fully understand this deadline, we strongly encourage you to refer to the  USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations This deadline applies to you if: you are currently registered with a club that is not the […]

iRB Concussion Guidelines

Teams should be following the current regulation (Reg. 10) regarding concussions. Essentially – any player with a suspected concussion should be removed from play immediately. The full guidelines can be accessed via the attached link, or the attached document. LINK – iRB Concussion Guidelines DOCUMENT – IRB_Concussion_Guidelines_EN.

USA Rugby Tournament Sanctioning Process

For Immediate Release September 28, 2012 USA RUGBY ANNOUNCES NEW TOURNAMENT SANCTIONING PROCESS USA Rugby to enforce new tournament sanctioning process effective immediately Sanctioning is free for registered clubs and members Non-sanctioned tournaments will not be covered by USA Rugby insurance BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby is announcing a renewed emphasis on the benefits of […]

West Referee Chair and Treasurer

The Western Rugby Referee Association has elected Gary Hartzell as the new Chair. Gary has served in a variety of capacities with the WRRA in the past, most notably as the West Referee scheduler. In addition, Dan Hattrup has been confirmed as the new WRRA Treasurer. Dan will work closely with David McPhail, West Treasurer […]

USA Rugby Eligibility Regulations

USA Rugby Releases 2012-2013 Club Eligibility Regulations All member teams and players will be held to the Eligibility and Competition Regulations posted on the USA Rugby website. In event of any ambiguity in these guidelines, members are to seek an official interpretation from the Eligibility Committee. Definition of a Qualifying Competition has been incorporated throughout […]