IRB Clarification: Law 17.6(g) – Ball carrier in a maul

Posted by IRB Laws on November 24th, 2011 “Law 17.6(g) says: “If the ball carrier in a maul goes to ground, including being on one or both knees or sitting, the referee orders a scrum unless the ball is immediately available.”   Often situations arise in the game when a ball carrier in a maul …

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Level 1 Referee Course – 10/22/11, Houston, TX

TRRA is hosting a Level 1 Referee course at St. Thomas High School, in Houston, TX from 9:00 – 5:00 on October 22, 2011. Participants should dress for activity and lunch will be provided. Please go to https://membership.usarugby.org/Courses/OnlineSignup/SelectCourses.aspx?Category=EVENTCAT_REFEREE to register for the course. All course participants must register online prior to the event. Please see pre course …

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West Rugby Football Union Coaching Match Officials Class – Little Rock, Arkansas – November 11 & 12, 2011

WRFU Coaching Match Officials Class Little Rock, Arkansas November 11 & 12, 2011 The Western Rugby Union is hosting a CMO class in conjunction with the Little Rock Rugby Tournament. The Class will be held on Friday November 11th, and Saturday November 12th, the venue will be announced prior to the class. The class will …

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Coaching of Match Officials, Level 1 – 10/23/11, Houston, TX

Course Name: Coaching of Match Officials, Level 1 Date: 10/23/2011, 9:00AM – 5:00PM Local Host: Texas Rugby Referee Association Course Leader/Educator: Steve Parrill (sparrill@usarugby.org) Location: St. Thomas High School 4500 Memorial Dr, Houston, TX 77007 Course outline: Introduces concepts and role of Referee Coaching to enable assistance and guidance to develop the referee. Course details: The course …

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Level 1 Officiating Referee Course – University of Texas – September 24, 2011

TRRA is hosting a Level 1 Referee course at the University of Texas on Sept 24th from 9:00 – 5:00. Participants should dress for activity and lunch will be provided. Please go to the USA Rugby website to register for the course. All course participants must register online prior to the event. Please see pre …

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IRB Memo: Dangerous Tackles and Dangerous Grasping of the Neck and/or Head

Posted by IRB Laws on August 8th, 2011 Amended Memorandum TO:  Referees, Citing Commissioners, Judicial Officers, Non legal Judicial Committee Members   Samoa centre Brian Lima was banned for three weeks following this dangerous tackle on England fly-half Jonny Wilkinson FROM:  Paddy O’Brien, IRB Referee Manager, and Tim Gresson, IRB Judicial Panel Chairman DATE:  4 …

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