Scott Green – Promoted to “B Panel”

It is my pleasure to announce, in conjunction with Jim Wolfinger – President of the Texas Rugby Referees Association, the promotion of Scott Green to the grade of B Panel.  Congratulations to Scott who has worked long and hard to achieve this and we would also like to extend our congratulations to his selection to […]

USA Rugby, USA Wheelchair Rugby announce partnership

BOULDER, Colo. – USA Rugby is thrilled to announce a monumental partnership with Paralympic counterpart USA Wheelchair Rugby. (http://usarugby.org/partner-news/item/usa-rugby-usa-wheelchair-rugby-announce-partnership) “We have discussed the possibility of working together for years and to see it come true is a big step for us,” USA Wheelchair Rugby Head Coach James Gumbert said. “A partnership with USA Rugby will […]

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 […]

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

West 7s – Denver Qualifier Information

You are invited to enjoy the 46th annual Denver 7s Tournament  at Dicks Sporting Goods Park on Saturday July 20, 2013. Beautiful natural grass fields, professionally lined with top class amenities steps away.  We will play the 1st/2nd and 3rd/4th place matches for each bracket including the Men’s Collegiate inside the MLS Stadium at Dicks Sporting […]

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

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 […]