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IRB Law Changes – Summer 2012

Folks, There are some Law changes that just came out (and I am sure most have seen something about them). Below are some explanatory comments. Peter Watson Chair, USA Rugby Laws sub-committee 2012 IRB Law Changes May 2012 This week the IRB issued a number of small changes in Law. Implementation dates vary – some …

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TRRA Continuing Education #5 – Tackle, Ruck, Clear & Obvious Calls, Scrum Wheeling, Obstruction & Foul Play

TRRA Continuing Education for Referees Here is another video from the team of National Panel Referees for review. This video covers a wide spectrum but reiterates the management at the Tackle & Ruck. It also touches on the “clear and obvious” calls, Foul Play, Obstruction and Scrum Wheeling. Video: https://vimeo.com/38574917 Also, last week our post prompted some great …

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TRRA Continuing Education for Referees #4 – Management of Ruck, Tackle & Foul Play

Over the next few weeks we will be providing videos of what the National Panel referees are focusing on. While we aren’t all National Panel referees we can work hard to maintain the same standards. When Texas teams advance beyond our state we want them to be comfortable with the interpretation of the laws, not …

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TRU U23 All Star Team Performs Well at West LAU Tournament

It was a beautiful weekend for rugby at the Air Force Academy fields in Colorado Springs, where four West collegiate select side teams competed to represent their LAUs. Players from the Eastern Rockies Rugby Football Union (ERRFU), Heart of America (HOA), Pacific Mountain West Conference (PMWC), and Texas Rugby Union (TRU) battled it out in …

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Coaching of Match Officials 1 Course (CMO 1) – Denton, TX – May 19, 2012

[CANCELED] – Due to no participants. The Texas Rugby Union will be hosting a Coaching of Match Officials 1 Course (CMO 1) Date: Saturday May 19th, 9:00 to 5:00 Location: Miller of Denton– 2421 N Interstate 35 Denton, TX 76207Lunch will be provided by TRU.Local Contact: Ben Outland 469- 693-6690 benoutland@hotmail.com TRU Contact: Traci Schmidtke …

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Referee L1 Course – (Introduction to Officiating) – Denton, TX – Saturday May 19, 2012

UPDATE 5/18 – ADDRESS CORRECTION – MILLER OF DENTON! UPDATE 5/12 – Course has been moved to Saturday May 19, 2012. Referee L1 Course – (Introduction to Officiating) has been scheduled for: Date: Saturday May 19, 2012, 8:30 am until 4:30pm Location:  Miller of Denton 2421 N Interstate 35  Denton, TX 76207 Local Contact: Ben Outland 469- …

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TRRA Continuing Education for Referees #3 – Try or Not?

Welcome to another edition of an example of a ref situation. This will be a weekly (or often) post that will cover interpretations of laws from TRRA examples. We will use the TRU Facebook Page as a way to discuss and unify our refereeing in Texas. Even if you aren’t a referee we encourage your …

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